Ex 16a. Forced landings – without and with power


To carry out a safe descent, approach, and landing, in the event of the engine failing during flight, and to carry out a safe unplanned precautionary landing in an unfamiliar field.


  • Use of correct drills
  • Correct handling and highly accurate speed control

Forced landing procedure:

Choice of landing area:

  • Provision for change of plan

Gliding distance considerations:

The descent plan:

  • Key position
  • Engine failure checks

The base leg:

The final approach:

  • Methods of controlling glide angle
  • S turns, beats, constant aspect, use of flaps/spoilers and airspeed

Precautionary landing with power:

  • Inspection procedures

Actions after landing:

Aircraft security