Aviation Safety 15: 15. Debating “the impossible turn,” with Capt. Brian Schiff

The engine just quit on takeoff—should you try to turn back to the airport? Conventional wisdom says no, but airline captain and flight instructor Brian Schiff says the truth is more complicated than that. He explains why the so-called “impossible turn” isn’t so impossible, and what pilots need to practice before considering the turn-back. He also shares his advice for aspiring airline pilots, why pilots can’t turn off their brain when they turn on the autopilot, and what it was like to grow up in an aviation family. In the “Ready to Copy” segment, Brian describes what it’s like to fly a Category III instrument approach, his favorite business jet, and his advice for pilots taking a checkride.

Brian’s website: https://www.captainschiff.com

Brian’s webinar: https://youtu.be/HMu-GdKZe_8

Sporty’s Commercial Pilot Training Course: https://www.sportys.com/commercial-pilot-prep-course.html

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