IX. Emergency Operations
A. Emergency Descent
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3; POH/AFM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with an emergency descent
The applicant demonstrates understanding of
K1 Situations that would require an emergency descent (e.g., depressurization, smoke or engine fire)  
K2 Immediate action items and emergency procedures  
K3 Airspeed, to include limitations  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Failure to consider altitude, wind, terrain, obstructions and available glide distance  
R2 Collision hazards to includ aircraft, terrain, obstacles and wires.  
R3 Improper airplane configuration  
R4 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, or improper task management  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Clear the area  
S2 Establish and maintain the appropriate airspeed and configuration appropriate to the scenario specified by the evaluator and as covered in POH/AFM for the emergency descent  
S3 Maintain orientation, divide attention appropriately, and plan and execute a smooth recovery  
S4 Use bank angle between 30° and 45° to maintain positive load factors during the descent  
S5 Maintain appropriate airspeed +0/-10 knots, and level off at a specified altitude +/-100 feet  
S6 Complete the appropriate checklist