Inflight emergency scenarios with Spencer Suderman (episode 3)

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The engine just quit and there are red Xs covering the flight instruments. What do you do next? Sporty’s has once again partnered with airshow pilot and flight instructor Spencer Suderman, this time for a new video series to answer questions like that. Each video addresses common flight training questions, including the basics of airplane control and how to make better landings. Suderman shares practical tips throughout, including during an actual lesson with a flight student.

In this episode, Spencer simulates several inflight emergency scenarios and how to handle them, including loss of engine power, flight instrument failure and loss of radio communications. Then on the return flight back to Jacksonville’s Craig field, Spencer shows how to work with ATC in a busy traffic pattern, where 4 planes are lined up on the final approach leg in the sequence to land.

Bret Koebbe