Every pilot hopes that they will never have to declare “Pan, Pan” on their radio and pray that they will never have to proclaim “May Day!” The difference, of course, is that “Pan, Pan” alludes to the fact that there is an urgency on board, while “May Day” denotes that the problem is actually an emergency.”

“When you hear a ‘May Day,’” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, “you can pretty much figure that the pilot has encountered one of three situations.”

Those three situations are:

  • Hydraulic Leak
  • Engine Failure
  • Fire in the craft

“You hear of Emergency Landings every once in a while,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING, offered, “and, hopefully, they all have a happy ending.”

One example of this would be the Emergency Landing of a Cessna 185F in June of 2014 near Winnett, Montana. The result of loss of engine power, most of the damage was the result of the plane hitting a transmission wire which was not detected due to the scarcity of daylight.

In March of this year, a single-engine Cherokee made an Emergency Landing in Van Nuys, California when it fell victim to two of the big three: Engine Failure and smoke in the cockpit. Again, no one was injured.

When it comes to both EMERGENCY LANDINGS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge of safety to ensure that you receive all of the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals and live to enjoy that dream! As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines - and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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