"Pensacola Approach, Navy 2E466, approximately 5 miles west of PENSI, experiencing fuel
fumes in the cockpit, declaring an emergency, request radar vectors for an ILS 17 or VOR 8
approach at Pensacola Regional Airport."
Other considerations may include:
Requesting a crash crew or ambulance to be standing by.
Maintaining airspeed and/or altitude until closer to the FAF or runway.
In the event of an engine failure in IMC a descent might require ATC clear other aircraft
below you out of the way. Weather at the time of engine failure will affect your decision to bail out
or stay with the aircraft until VMC are reached and the ELP may be intercepted.
Some NATOPS Emergency Procedures require you to secure the two utility bus switches.
Thorough knowledge of the electrical system is an absolute necessityyou must know critical
components on these utility buses so that once you secure power you can anticipate the loss of these
instruments and systems. Inadequate systems knowledge may exacerbate an already dangerous
situation. With the utility buses secured, you should be planning for a NoGyro PAR or ASR. If
you need the VOR or TACAN, good headwork may require you to pull all circuit breakers
associated with the two utility bus switches, turn on the utility bus switches, and then push in either
the VOR or TACAN circuit breakers as necessary. Now the use of either the VOR or TACAN is
Prepare yourself for an unsafe landing gear indication on final approach course. Know the
Emergency Procedures and be prepared to execute them. Consider your route of flight and altitude.
Weather will affect your ability to obtain some sort of visual inspection by Tower or another aircraft.
Holding is always an option if you need more time and allocated airspace to prepare yourself and
crew for an emergency landing.
A-6 SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHT PROCEDURES AND EMERGENCY ROCEDURES