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FAASTeam Notice
Type: FAASTeam Representatives (only)
Notice Date: Monday, January 4, 2016
Notice Number: NOTC6351
Topic of the Month January 2016
This notice expired on
Monday, February 1, 2016

Outreach Month:  January 2016


Topic: Best Glide Speed and Distance (GAJSC SCF-SE-49)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign on the benefits of knowledge and training in determining and applying best glide speed in forced landings.





The GAJSC has determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were better informed and trained in determining and flying their aircraft at the best glide speed while maneuvering to complete a forced landing. 


Teaching Points:


  • Discuss the scope and safety benefits of flying the airplane at best glide speed while maneuvering to a forced landing runway or off airport landing area.
  • Acquaint pilots with available resources.
  • Encourage pilots to maintain proficiency through frequent forced landing practice.
  • Encourage pilots to participate in the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.