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AIM

10/12/17

6

−3−3

Distress and Urgency Procedures

6

−3−3. Ditching Procedures

FIG 6

−3−1

Single Swell (15 knot wind)

SWELL

SWELL

DITCHING

HEADING

WIND

FIG 6

−3−2

Double Swell (15 knot wind)

PRIMARY
SWELL

PRIMARY
SWELL

SECONDARY
SWELL

SECONDARY
SWELL

HEADING

WIND

DITCHING

FIG 6

−3−3

Double Swell (30 knot wind)

PRIMARY
SWELL

PRIMARY
SWELL

SECONDARY
SWELL

SECONDARY
SWELL

WIND

DITCHING

HEADING

FIG 6

−3−4

(50 knot wind)

SWELL

SWELL

WIND

W

IN

D

Aircraft with low landing speeds - land into the wind.

Aircraft with high landing speeds - choose compromise

heading between wind and swell.

Both - land on back side of swell.