When The RPM's On Your Plane Are Too Low...

Long video but good ending .

Back in 2012, Pilot In Command invited me for a ride in the Robin HR200. I was also a PPL(A) at that time but I did it in a Tecnam P92-JS.
Right after applying full power, the tachometer showed 2050rpm when the minimum required was 2500rpm. PIC didn't check it or knew this data and continued the take off run. We both survived after the crash.

* MORAL OF THE STORY: pilots MUST know by heart what are the minimum rpm needed in order to take off. This number may vary depending on the aircraft type!! The correct action was to stop and proceed back to the stand.

** THE SOLE PURPOSE OF UPLOADING THIS VIDEO IS NOT TO BLAME ANYONE BUT TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS ON THIS MATTER.

*** Despite this terrifying experience I kept fighting for my dream and almost 10 years later I am now an Airline Captain :)

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By: skinner (12606.40)

Tags: plane, crash, forest, rpm, robinhr200