From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris) Organization: NB*Net Date: 22 Jun 95 03:07:33 References: 1 Followups: 1
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Robert Wilson <email@example.com> wrote: >I am currently working on scenario's for a commercial jet transport >simulator we are building here at Oregon State. I was wondering, if >during take-off an engine failure occured (assume a two engine plane) >would the ATC 1. Vector you for a landing? If a vector was required, yes. Whether or not a vector would be needed would depend on the weather at the time, traffic density in the area, as well as the pilot's familiarity with the airport. > 2. Give you some sort of turning radial? Radials are straight lines. You probably meant something different? > 3. Give you clearence to land, clear all traffic in the > area, and give you full freedom in your approach? To a large extent, that would be up to the pilot. If the engine failure is considered to be an emergency situation, the pilot can declare an emergency and pretty much get freedom to do what he wants. I was under the impression that for most jet aircraft an engine failure on departure is more of an "occurence" than an emergency. If the pilot is able to fly a reasonably normal circuit/approach, ATC would probably just "make a hole" in the arrival pattern for him by pulling a couple of aircraft, rather than scattering everyone to the four winds.... It would also depend on any other extenuating circumstances. -- Chris Rasley ATC (CZQM ACC), Private Pilot, Computer Geek. Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. My opinions only. If you want an *official* interpretation, ask elsewhere.