Emergency - What to do after a crash-landing

By About2Stall


Emergencies is one of the most important aspects you will go through during your PPL training, and in this case, we are going to talk about the emergency briefings.

As part of your flight training, you learn about pre-flight briefings that are vital to safety and flight operations for not only your training, but well into your future flying adventures!

Passenger briefing
The first briefing you'll learn about is the passenger briefing. This briefing is similar to that of the briefings heard in commercial airliners and is meant to inform passengers of safety related instructions. Four main things to include: Seatbelts that need to be worn, keeping clear of controls, where the exit / emergency exits are and keeping a look out for other aircraft.

Crew briefing
Crew briefings are for situations where more than one pilot is in front of controls. In this case, both you and your instructor are in front of controls, therefore in this briefing you will clarify what the intention of the flight is eg. training flight. You'll then brief the take-off, which runway to use etc. This briefing is also used to clarify each of the pilot's roles during the flight as this helps minimise confusion during situations like emergencies or where one pilot does something that the other did not expect.

Emergency briefing
Emergency briefings are there to specify which procedures will be used during certain emergency situations, for example: Engine failure during take-off. You will discuss the procedure to be used and who plays which role in the procedure.

Linked below is a dedicated video we made about the pre-flight briefings that go more in-depth into each. As a bonus, instructor Shamir shared some tips on what to do after an emergency landing!

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