There are a number of reasons why people seek Cessna 208 training, King Air 90 training, King Air 200 training, or King Air 300 training. One of the main reasons, of course, is to know what to do in case of an emergency, especially the need for an emergency landing. In this technological age that we live in, it is not surprising that someone has developed an app to help with that possibility.
“It’s kind of neat,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, noted, “but nothing can take the place of proper training when it comes to facing an emergency situation while airborne.”
The app, known as Xavion, was developed by Austin Meyer, and offers assistance in such areas as, but not limited to:
- “Back-Ups” for in-flight instruments.
- Point-to-point navigation to find a suitable landing strip.
- Data gathering regarding location & altitude and vertical speed.
“I think the biggest issues with Xavion,” Dale Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING’sPresident, explained, “is the fact that it is only functional when there is a Wi-Fi connection, and that you need to have a craft with an autopilot.”
“Dale’s right,” Jason concurred, “and, when you get right down to it, there is absolutely no substitute for being familiar with the pilot’s operating handbook regarding emergency procedures.”
While there is no way to explain, or even list, all of the aspects of EMERGENCY LANDINGS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING there are a few things you should keep in mind, including but not limited to:
- Each and every situation is different, depending on Location, Weather, the Plane, and, of course, the Pilot.
- If possible, when facing an Emergency Situation, CALL FOR HELP!!!
- No matter what else you do during the Emergency, always fly the plane.
- If an Emergency Landing is inevitable, one of the decision you may face is “field’ vs. “road.” Be sure to make your decision wisely based on all of the information you have at your disposal!
- Always beware of the possibility of flying over “harsh environments,” and ensure that you have prepared and packed accordingly.
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(To learn more about this topic check out “The Xavion App” and AOPA’s Emergency Procedures.