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CHAPTER TEN
T-6A CONTACT
of action. Remember, with an engine failure you will not be able to raise the landing gear so
your glide capability is severely diminished. With gear down, flaps up, the T-6A best glide speed
is 105 KIAS. If you do decide to force land the airplane, consideration should be given to
immediately selecting PCL - OFF (simulated) to feather the prop.
When informed you have a simulated power loss in the pattern, immediately carry out the Engine
Failure During Flight emergency procedure with obvious emphasis on the boldfaced items.
Common Errors:
Not lowering the nose to maintain safe flying airspeed.
Not selecting PCL - OFF (simulated), when appropriate to situation.
Delaying the ejection decision.
Failure to lower flaps when field is made.
Poor runway selection.
Failure to intercept ELP profile if possible.
1005. PRECAUTIONARY EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE PATTERN
Much of the same general PEL discussion in Chapter Seven applies to this maneuver as well.
The Precautionary Emergency Landing In The Pattern (PEL/P) affords you the opportunity to
practice intercepting the ELP somewhere below high key to the duty or an off-duty runway. The
instructor will initiate the PEL/P at or above 500 feet AGL.
Use the T-6A NATOPS PEL procedure for this maneuver. Depending on the simulated
emergency, set maximum allowable power and climb at 140 KIAS.
Once you have intercepted the ELP profile, set power to 4 to 6 percent and establish the
appropriate configuration for your ELP position. As a habit, we don'normally raise the gear in
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the pattern; therefore, make certain to accomplish the Before Landing Checklist.
Common Errors:
Failure to consider an off-duty runway.
Excessive AOB, resulting in a close and high low key position.
Not maintaining 140 KIAS in the climb as appropriate.
Failure to use power when low throughout the ELP.
10-4 CONTACT INSTRUCTOR MANEUVERS


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