Commence turn towards the crosswind position and then to low key.
(No wind condition, using 10-15 degrees angle of bank.) Adjust angle
of bank to arrive at a proper low key on altitude and airspeed. Report
low key to your instructor (and crash or tower as appropriate with local
course rules). Momentarily level your wings to check your ⅔ wingtip
distance abeam the approach end of the landing field.
If making a gear-down approach to a paved field, lower full flaps
(wind and emergency permitting) when the field is made but no
earlier than low key.
Commence the landing approach. Fly the aircraft deep enough so as to
arrive with at least a 1200-foot straightaway. Altitude at the 90º position
should be approximately 600-800 feet AGL. Adjust the nose to
decelerate towards 90 KIAS from the 90 to final (95 KIAS if making a
no-flap landing). Maintain 90/95 KIAS on final until commencing the
landing transition. If the emergency approach should result in a high
final to the landing site, it may be necessary to slip the aircraft to
increase sink rate and dissipate altitude.
On final, report: "Canopy blown, battery off."
Waveoff. This will be taken by the instructor and must be completed by
300 feet AGL (500 feet, TW-5) or at any time it is evident that the
aircraft is approaching a point from which a safe landing cannot be
On later stage flights, the instructor may initiate this simulated
emergency in close proximity to a paved field. If a paved field is
selected, the pattern is flown with gear down. If able, lower the gear
prior to high key so that sufficient time is available to hand crank the
landing gear down in the event of an electrical failure. After
lowering the gear, conduct the Landing Checklist, reporting each
item to the instructor. The flaps will be lowered when the field is
made. A no-flap landing may be executed in the event of gusty or
crosswind conditions. In this case, the airspeed on final will be 95
KIAS until commencing the landing transition. Report the Landing
Failure to establish 100-knot glide, TRIMMED.
Failure to use proper procedures for power loss conditions.
Failure to maneuver aircraft towards high key while conducting procedures.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 8-9