Flight Test Items – 13. Emergency Procedures

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To determine that the candidate can react promptly and correctly to emergencies.


The examiner will specify an emergency situation. The candidate will be required to describe or demonstrate the appropriate procedures to respond to the emergency. Assessment may be carried out during any portion of the flight test. Some of the items may be tested using questions on the ground.

Performance Criteria

Assessment will be based on the candidate’s ability to recognize and describe the recovery procedures and techniques to be used for each of the following five manoeuvres, which will be dealt with orally on the ground:

  1. stall—recognition and recovery procedure;

  2. spiral dive—recognition and recovery procedure;

  3. spin—recognition and recovery procedure;

  4. para-glider phase—recognition and recovery procedure;

  5. use and execution of a manoeuvre called “Tip Fold”.

Additionally, the candidate will be evaluated on any one (1) of the following emergency situations specified by the examiner. The candidate’s ability to analyze the situation, take appropriate action and follow the appropriate list of procedures or memory item will be evaluated:

  1. partial power loss;

  2. rough engine operation or overheat;

  3. fuel starvation;

  4. electrical fire;

  5. electrical failures;

  6. emergency descent;

  7. high sink rate, due to a downdraft; or

  8. any other emergency particular to the aircraft.
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