268 How to Troubleshoot a Failing Engine In Flight with Tom Turner + GA News
Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you’re thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus.
Aviation News Talk is a listener supported show. So if you listen, please sign up and join the club to support the show! Make a monthly donation via Patreon and get various goodies, or make a one time donation at PayPal.
Send us your feedback or comment via email
If you have a question you’d like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone.
268 Max talks with Tom Turner about how to troubleshoot a partial or total engine failure in flight. Every engine is going to be a little different, but there are generic steps for troubleshooting any partial or complete engine failure. All piston engines need fuel, air, and a source of ignition, so you need to check each of these items. For fuel, switch tanks, turn on any auxiliary fuel pumps, and adjust the mixture. If you have carb heat and a manual alternate air system, try applying these. For ignition, try different positions on the mag switch to see if that helps. The mixture on turbocharged engines is handled differently. In all cases, you should refer to the engine failure in flight checklist for your aircraft.
- NTSB Releases Details of Florida Midair Collision
- Australia helicopter pilot didn’t hear any call before crash
- Mom Killed, Daughter Injured In Suffolk Plane Crash
- Passenger dies in severe turbulence
- Runway incidents have risen but serious close calls have decreased
- Check Rides Grind to a Halt After IACRA System Failure
- Lufthansa to be launch customer for Diamond’s electric DA40
- Failure to remove towbar just the first of pilot’s mistakes
- Pilots encouraged to participate in medical study
- Settlement for woman who spun during botched helicopter mountain rescue
- Albuquerque PD helicopter gets shot at
Mentioned in the Show
UND Pilot Survey about Healthcare Services and Procedures
Snowed-in Residents Airlifted to Safety
Tom Turner’s Mastery Flight website
Aviation News Talk #164 Helicopter Rescue from California Fires
Check Out Lightspeed’s ANR Headsets
Lightspeed Delta Zulu Headset $1099
Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset $899
Lightspeed Sierra Headset $699
My Review on the Lightspeed Delta Zulu
Max’s Books – Order online or call 800-247-6553 to order.
Max Trescott’s G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook
If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month, you can get some goodies!
So You Want To Learn to Fly or Buy a Cirrus seminars
Online Version of the Seminar Coming Soon – Register for Notification
Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we’ll make a couple of dollars if you do.
Check out Max’s Online Courses: G1000 VFR, G1000 IFR, and Flying WAAS & GPS Approaches. Find them all at: https://www.pilotlearning.com/
“Go Around” song used by permission of Ken Dravis; you can buy his music at kendravis.com
If you purchase a product through a link on our site, we may receive compensation.