Emergency Landings

GeneralPatton

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Jan 30, 2015
Messages
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Location
Gold Hill NC
Aircraft
RAF2000 EJ22 Certified Calidus turbo 269B Heli
Total Flight Time
450
Phillip here, in my Calidus I practice a power idle landing every time I leave the runway, and I do this from 300 to 2000 agl.
I use spiral descents, then gentle turns but no sideslips, the Autogyro POH states excessive slips to be avoided. How much is excessive? Not wanting to find that edge of the envelope.
This practice allows me to determine a time and a radius of flight pattern I can determine a safe landing can be made. Also a spiral can indicate the wind direction by gauging the drift over the landing target, not to mention the all important clearing turns for traffic.
 
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