by Charles Gulick
|North Position: 21305||Rudder: 32767|
|East Position: 6508||Ailerons: 32767|
|Altitude: 10000||Flaps: 0|
|Pitch: 359||Elevators: 36863 (except IBM)|
|Bank: 0||Elevators: 32767 (IBM only)|
|Heading: 14||Time: 12:35|
|Airspeed: 122||Season: 4-Fall|
|Throttle: 0||Wind: 15 Kts, 30|
|Here you are, ten thousand feet
over Seattle and your engine dies. (You may not use throttle!)
Glad at least you have some altitude, hmmm? Chance to think. Time to use all your resources-radar, chart, out-the-windshield views, your flying skills, and judgment.
Set her down safely at the airport of your choice. A landing on the grass somewhere or crossways on a runway or even on a city street is better than no landing at all-or than a ditching. Still, you're only a winner if you manage the runway you decide on at the outset.