Rudder Blanking Can Result In A Quick Runway Excursion

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Snowy surfaces, low ceilings and a crosswind are threats that a prudent flight crew will take seriously when making an approach. Now, factor in marginal runway length and every cockpit decision and action becomes critical. The risk heightens further if that runway borders a body of water. Those were...
Patrick Veillette, Ph.D.

Upon his retirement as a non-routine flight operations captain from a fractional operator in 2015, Dr. Veillette had accumulated more than 20,000 hours of flight experience in 240 types of aircraft—including balloons, rotorcraft, sea planes, gliders, war birds, supersonic jets and large commercial transports. He is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University.

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