Here are some good puzzles for a pilot seminar —this slideshow contains scenarios based on emergencies and instrument malfunctions that happened inflight.
The slideshow includes tips for troubleshooting an in-flight electrical system failure and preflighting aircraft fuel. It examines a problem caused by the failure to use proper phraseology with ATC and provides information about when and why pilots should file Aviation Safety Reporting System (“NASA) reports. One scenario concerns the recognition of instruments affected by a vacuum pump failure that is followed by a quick review of possible pitot-static system issues. Finally, a surpirisingly basic problem that resulted in the crash of Air France Flight 447 is described.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
---While VFR, your radio and panel electronics go out. How will you land at a Class D airport?
The Tell-Tale Temperature Gauge
--- The oil pressure reads zero, and the temperature is rising...could it be a problem caused by a fueling mistake?
---"Bingo fuel" is not in the pilot-controller glossary. This is an example of miscommunication between a pilot and ATC.
---The artificial horizon is rolling erratically. Soon, the directional gyro is precessing. When will you declare an emergency?
---The sad tale of Air France Flight 447.
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Instrument-Rated Private Pilot