Understanding the Energy Transfer in an aircraft accident and using your aircraft to create a Virtual Crumple Zone could be the difference between life and death when the chips are down.
Having a good understanding of the Energy Transfer, along with the creation of a Virtual Crumple Zone by spinning the aircraft, will allow the pilot to:
- Significantly reduce the Horizontal Kinetic Energy (EK-H) of the aircraft
- Use the PINWHEEL Effect to cause the aircraft to SPIN, keeping the pilot and passengers at the centre, and using the engine, empennage and wings to absorb the remaining energy through deforming as objects are struck. By the spinning of the aircraft, the PIC and PAX are kept largely ‘out of harms way’, through the creation of a Virtual Crumple Zone
- Reduce the Potential Energy (EP) and Kinetic Energy (EK-H) of the aircraft to ZERO, whilst maintaining maximum onboard Fuel Energy (EF)
- Potentially save their life and the lives of their passengers, at the expense of the aircraft