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To Return or not to Return? That is the question.
Engine Failure on Take-Off
Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, starting at 19:00 Download Calendar File
Ann Elsbach
Brief Description:

 Why would anyone contemplate a dangerous, often fatal maneuver? We all have an internal recording of our instructor's voice saying, "If the engine quits on take-off, land straight ahead!"
The question is, "why?" Why is it dangerous to attempt a return to the runway after an engine failure on take-off?
Is there an altitude high enough to warrant a try? If so, how do you determine that altitude? Or, should we decide that we will never try a turn back for landing, no matter what altitude we have, and no matter what lies ahead?  
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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Rd. ste 100

Palo Alto, CA 94303
Directions to Venue:
Directly after the golf course, turn in when you see the pilot shop and we are suite 100.
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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  PAO
40 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAASTeam Area 7 & San Jose FSDO
Contact Information:
Christine Kelly
Phone: (650) 856-2030 304
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):
We'll discuss these issues at the seminar as well as looking at some NTSB statistics of accidents occuring after engine failure on take-off.
Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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