philmayfield 5,509 Posted February 3 Report Share Posted February 3 I’ve done that Auster flight from Ingoldmells airfield along the Skegness seafront. A friend of mine owned an Auster which he kept at Tollerton. One Saturday afternoon I flew with him into Hucknall airfield. Just a short hop. On the way back home the engine started to cough and splutter and we looked for a space to land on Wollaton Park. The engine picked up a bit so he opted to return to Tollerton. I remember seeing the green roof of County Hall just beneath us but we managed to get home where a change of spark plugs cured the problem. I once flew into Ingoldmells from Nottingham when the engine cut out as I was overhead the airfield. Fortunately I managed a successful glide approach. The engine started first time when back on the ground. I was a bit wary flying back home and I kept an eye open for suitable fields to land in. Another person had a similar problem with the aircraft a few days later and it turned out to be a carburettor problem. A lot of training for the pilot’s licence consists of practice forced landings in case of engine failure but fortunately it’s a rare occurrence. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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