Saturday, January 3, 2009

Engine-Out After Take-Off

I have to admit that I didn't like this image too much when I first did it for an AOPA article. I think it was the combination of the red sign and the blue of the attitude indicator that sort of clashed in my brain. But AOPA asked for rights to reuse it so much, that I guess those colors aren't so bad to others! (I also can't stand the light blue/brown color combination so unfortunately popular these days!) The topic was what to do when you lose your engine just after take-off. The answer is, of course, to push the yoke forward, so you don't lose airspeed and stall.