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Join the Takeoff Advisor research effort
NEWS: Since Charlie Precourt's article in the May 2021 issue of EAA Sport Aviation we are getting a great response from pilots across the country. You have been asking at record levels for the procedure to record your turnbacks at a safe altitude. Please keep it up! Click on the Download Turnback Procedure below and get the procedure. The program is no-cost and will help improve general aviation safety. Many have already received their flight summary report showing their plane's performance.
As seen in an EAA Webinar:
a pilot loses power during takeoff, especially at a municipal airport,
they instantly face two high-risk options. Glide forward and risk
landing in the suburbs. Or turn back to the runway and risk not making
it. Watch this interesting one-hour presentation on the topic of how a
pilot can know what their best option is, regardless of the altitude it
happens. You will see a demonstration of the Takeoff Advisor and learn
more about the research project that is underway.
Takeoff Advisor is a pre-flight planning tool, in development, intended to help a pilot understand the best options in the event of a loss of power on takeoff.
Record your turnback safely!
The project is currently seeking flight data from pilots across the country to improve its analysis. If you would like to know if your plane could perform a turnback to the runway and would like to share your data with this project, we will send you a visualization of your turnback and plots of your flight.