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AFTO – Simulating an engine failure

The old report is useful reading:

http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/3460925/ab2011077.pdf, which in part says:

“An article published in the July-August 2004 edition of Flight Safety Australia ‘Engine out’ stated that:

‘Accepted practice at most flying schools is to simulate engine failure by cutting the mixture control, resulting in failure of the engine due to fuel starvation, or to close the throttle.’

While the use of the mixture control provides a more realistic representation of an engine failure situation, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that moving the mixture control to the idle cut-off position to simulate an engine failure should never be used at low altitude as it may compromise the ability to restore power to the failed engine promptly.

This accident highlights the critical importance of conducting the appropriate response actions following both an actual or simulated engine failure in a multi-engine aircraft; and the inherent risks of using the mixture control to simulate a failure at low altitude.”

Question is:

What is casa’s current practice and pass/ fail by the FOI’s???

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