|CHAPTER 13. Abnormal and Emergency Procedures
Most emergency situations can be avoided through proper
maintenance and prefl ight planning. The following summarizes
emergency procedures when they are warranted.
- Emergency landings require careful thought to
evaluate wind and terrain for a successful outcome.
- Emergency descents may be required because of
weather, avoiding other aircraft, or aircraft fi re.
- Corrective action for system malfunction depends on
the specifi c aircraft procedures.
- High winds and turbulence are less of a threat when
the WSC aircraft is a signifi cant distance above the
ground. It is takeoff and especially landing where high
winds and turbulence become the biggest problem. Do
not takeoff, fl y, or land when the winds and turbulence
exceed aircraft limitations or pilot capabilities.
- If the VFR pilot fl ies into IMC conditions, the pilot
should return to an area of known VFR conditions.
- The BPS should be used as a last option and only if
total loss of control with no chance of recovery, pilot
incapacitation, or engine failure over hostile terrain.