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Author: JohnGaltII Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 606  
Subject: Re: first engine out Date: 6/12/2004 2:13 AM
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Shawn,

Your story reminds me of a flight I took when I had about 15-20 hours. I was flying in Georgia (translation: Lots of trees) and lost the engine. It was clear to me that this wasn't the instructor doing something - he was panicking. I contacted ATC, declared an emergency, while setting up to land on a road - the only option. I went through the engine restart procedures without success. About 100 ft off the ground, I tried one more time, and got the engine restarted by priming it (not on the check list), but it worked. We went back up to altitude and flew back to the airport.

My instructor told me he wanted to see how I would react; he wasn't really in a panic.

I told him I was changing instructors.

Anyway - it happens to everyone if you fly enough. You've been through it; it won't be as bad if it happens again. And, if you keep flying, it (or some other emergency) almost certainly would. I've had two complete electrical failures, so far.

John
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