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Old 08-13-2018, 08:08 AM
Richard Pearse Richard Pearse is offline
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Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
Do pilots train for this?
In general, yes. Ideally you'd go for a big square paddock. During PPL training you start with practice engine failures just after take-off and later on you do practice engine out landings from altitude (maybe 3000'). How low you go depends on the instructor.

I never had just a PPL for long so I'm not sure what a PPL recurrent check involves, for my annual CPL checkout I would do a full engine out landing to a runway.

Ideally you shouldn't fly a single engine plane out of gliding distance of a suitable landing area (e.g., paddock) but this is rarely practical.