flameout pattern

flameout pattern

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An approach pattern normally conducted by a single-engine military aircraft experiencing the loss or the anticipated loss of power. The pilot approaches overhead and attempts to fly to the points high key, mid key, and low key, as indicated in the illustration. If the aircraft is below the specified height at any of these points, the pilot takes a shortcut and attempts to make the next point at the designated height.
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With perfectly timed inputs from TSgt Hathaway, Lt Perhala flew a flawless flameout pattern and landed safely.
After a poorly flown flameout pattern, the aircraft impacted the ground just short of the runway.
He quickly made a turn toward low-key to get established on a segment of the flameout pattern In case the engine failed.
I started to do the math in preparation for the flameout pattern. I wanted to crunch the numbers on high key and low key altitudes.
The pilot flew a flawless flameout pattern and landed the aircraft on the centerline of the runway.
He then flew a flawless flameout pattern and landing, preserving a valuable national asset for future use.