Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated)
Lesson Plan

Introduction:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with an approach and landing with an engine inoperative, including engine failure on final approach
  • Note: See Appendix 6: Safety of Flight and Appendix 7: Aircraft, Equipment, and Operational Requirements & Limitations
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; FAA-P-8740-66; POH/AFM

Attention:

  • Research a mishap case study:
    • Case studies
  • Discuss how the initial conditions developed into an incident/accident/mishap
  • Relate similar personal experience of the same type of incident/accident/mishap

Motivator:

Overview:

Topic:
Time:
Introduction:
0:05
Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated):
0:15
Review (quiz):
0:05
Case Studies:
0:05
Total Ground Time:
0:30

Required Materials:

  • Paper, Pen, Marker, Whiteboard

Instructor Actions:

Student Actions:

Private Pilot - Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated) Airman Certification Standards:

  • To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with an approach and landing with an engine inoperative, including engine failure on final approach
  • Note: See Appendix 6: Safety of Flight and Appendix 7: Aircraft, Equipment, and Operational Requirements & Limitations
  • References: FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; FAA-P-8740-66; POH/AFM

Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated) Knowledge:

The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
  • PA.IX.G.K1:

    Factors affecting VMC
  • PA.IX.G.K2:

    VMC (red line) and VYSE (blue line)
  • PA.IX.G.K3:

    How to identify, verify, feather, and secure an inoperative engine
  • PA.IX.G.K4:

    Importance of drag reduction, to include propeller feathering, gear and flap retraction, the manufacturer’s recommended control input and its relation to zero sideslip
  • PA.IX.G.K5:

    Applicant responsibilities during simulated feathering

Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated) Risk Management:

The applicant is able to identify, assess, and mitigate risk associated with:
  • PA.IX.G.R1:

    Failure to plan for engine failure inflight or during an approach
  • PA.IX.G.R2:

    Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires
  • PA.IX.G.R3:

    Improper airplane configuration
  • PA.IX.G.R4:

    Low altitude maneuvering, including stall, spin, or controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
  • PA.IX.G.R5:

    Distractions, task prioritization, loss of situational awareness, or disorientation
  • PA.IX.G.R6:

    Possible single-engine go-around

Approach and Landing with an Inoperative Engine (Simulated) Skills:

The applicant exhibits the skill to:
  • PA.IX.G.S1: Promptly recognize an engine failure and maintain positive airplane control

  • PA.IX.G.S2: Set the engine controls, reduce drag, identify and verify the inoperative engine, and simulate feathering of the propeller on the inoperative engine. (Evaluator should then establish zero thrust on the inoperative engine)

  • PA.IX.G.S5: Monitor the operating engine and make adjustments as necessary

  • PA.IX.G.S6: Maintain the manufacturer’s recommended approach airspeed +10/-5 knots, in the landing configuration with a stabilized approach, until landing is assured

  • PA.IX.G.S7: Make smooth, timely, and correct control application during round out and touchdown

  • PA.IX.G.S8: Touch down on the first one-third of available runway/landing surface, with no drift, and the airplane’s longitudinal axis aligned with and over the runway center or landing path

  • PA.IX.G.S9: Maintain directional control and appropriate crosswind correction throughout the approach and landing

  • PA.IX.G.S10: Complete the appropriate checklist

Re-Motivation:

Closure:

  • Advise students that this lesson will be used as a starting point for the next lesson
  • Assign study materials for the next lesson