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IX. Emergency Operations 51 Task B. Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated) (ASEL, ASES) References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; POH/AFM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, skills and risk management associated with a power failure at altitude and associated emergency approach and landing procedures. Note: See Appendix 6: Safety of Flight. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.IX.B.K1 Immediate action items and emergency procedures. CA.IX.B.K2 Airspeed, to include: CA.IX.B.K2a a. Importance of best glide speed and its relationship to distance CA.IX.B.K2b b. Difference between best glide speed and minimum sink speed CA.IX.B.K3 Effects of atmospheric conditions, including wind, on emergency approach and landing. CA.IX.B.K4 A stabilized approach, to include concepts of energy management. CA.IX.B.K5 ELTs and/or other emergency locating devices. CA.IX.B.K6 ATC services to aircraft in distress. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.IX.B.R1 Failure to consider altitude, wind, terrain, obstructions, and available distance. CA.IX.B.R2 Failure to plan and follow a flightpath to the selected landing area. CA.IX.B.R3 Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires. CA.IX.B.R4 Improper aircraft configuration. CA.IX.B.R5 Low altitude maneuvering/stall/spin. CA.IX.B.R6 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.IX.B.S1 Establish and maintain the recommended best glide airspeed, ±10 knots. CA.IX.B.S2 Configure the airplane in accordance with POH/AFM and existing circumstances. CA.IX.B.S3 Select a suitable landing area considering altitude, wind, terrain, obstructions, and available distance. CA.IX.B.S4 Plan and follow a flightpath to the selected landing area. CA.IX.B.S5 Prepare for landing as specified by the evaluator. CA.IX.B.S6 Complete the appropriate checklist.

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