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Learn the difference between practicing for an engine failure and really experiencing one

February 22, 2023 @ 19:00 - 20:30 CST

Ask any pilot what scares them most, and a catastrophic engine failure is probably near the top of the list. In April 2022, Marc Epner was flying his Cirrus SR-22 to Akron, Ohio from PWK at about 1,500 AGL. About halfway there, he quizzed himself about what he’d do if the engine quit. Little did he know that 30 minutes later he’d be tasked with handling that exact emergency … for real.

Spoiler alert: no one was hurt. Marc says he was surprised by his reaction and is excited to share what he learned from the incident with other pilots. It’s a night you won’t want to miss.

Speaker Bio:

Marc Epner is a Chicago-based pilot, who started his love affair with aviation when he was a young boy growing up in the southern suburbs of Chicago.  After earning his private pilot license in 1976, Marc lost his medical in 1979 and didn’t set foot in a general aviation airplane until 2004, a full 25 years later.  That flight rekindled his passion for aviation and has since accumulated over 2300 hours, earned multiple ratings, purchased a Cirrus SR22, co-founded Leading Edge Flying Club at Chicago Executive airport, is co-host of the SimpleFlight Radio podcast and active with his “Passion for Flying” YouTube Channel.  Marc loves to talk aviation and has been asked to speak to a variety of audiences in venues like Oshkosh AirVenture, Sun-N-Fun, Community Fly-Ins, and others.

Eligible for FAASafety WINGS credit.


February 22, 2023
19:00 - 20:30 CST
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Rob Mark
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Harper College
1375 S Wolf Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070 United States
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