Emergency operations

As the Boy Scouts say, “Be prepared.” Your training will equip you to handle emergencies in the air from an engine failure to an electrical malfunction. Get tips for handling the situation and keeping your cool.

Emergency descent, approach, and landing

Learn to recognize situations that require an emergency descent, maintain control, and set up for a successful emergency landing.

Aircraft fires
Emergency landings

Systems and equipment malfunction

Identify the signs of potential in-flight equipment malfunctions and learn how to take appropriate action in the event of an emergency.

Loss of engine power
Carburetor icing
Flight control failures
Open door in flight
Trim malfunction
Electrical malfunctions
Aircraft fires
Vacuum system failure
Blocked pitot tube
Avoiding gear-up mishaps

Emergency equipment and survival gear

Do you consider the possibility of an off-airport landing in your preflight planning? Review actions you can take to keep yourself and your passengers safe until help arrives.

Survive: Beyond the forced landing video
Real Pilot Story: Miscue to a Rescue
Survival Safety Safety Spotlight