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dead-stick landing

The landing of an air or space craft without power (i.e., one whose control stick is "dead"). (Also written as "deadstick landing.") After the storm knocked out both of the plane's engines, the pilot was forced to performed a harrowing dead-stick landing.
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Let the jig plummet to the bottom, then alternately twitch or deadstick it in place, gradually dragging it back uphill.
Due to a maintenance error, I was forced to make a deadstick landing in badlands after the prop came off in cruise flight.
Hoenmann brought his little airplane to a deadstick landing in a pasture.
The film will tell the true story of Operation Deadstick, when troops in gliders landed behind enemy lines on D-Day and seized two vital road bridges from the Germans.
Operation Deadstick launched at 0016 on the morning of D-Day and represented the first offensive Allied action of the invasion.
Knowing what different surfaces feel like and mastering your technique for landing on them teaches you the involuntary deadstick skills that can keep your plane from flipping over on touchdown.
shrimp which can be fished deadstick, allowing the surf to wash them around.
None of the men who took part in the capture of the bridge, codenamed Operation Deadstick, are alive today but the Prince spoke with men who flew into nearby Ranville or took part in other operations.
Den was part of a 181-strong force led by Major John Howard to carry out Operation Deadstick, a mission immortalised in the famous war movie The Longest Day.
An excellent example of a company operation recorded in sufficient detail to provide this necessary depth is Operation Deadstick.
NATCA's ATC "Archie" awards published for 2011 and include three controllers who brought a Mooney pilot deadstick into Renton, Wash.
I've also experimented with hooking live minnows headdown, so they wriggle as I deadstick, and resting the lure on bottom, where the struggling minnow is a tempting target for less-than-aggressive fish to pick up.
Operation Deadstick secured the eastern flank of Normandy, establishing a bridgehead a whole six hours before the seaborne armada hit the shore.
Nearly every month we hear about a pilot rescuing a planeload of passengers in a deadstick landing or a little girl being plucked from a frozen river by some selfless passerby.
The rudder is operated by duplicated FBW, with duplicated hydraulics, though no manual reversion, hence deadstick landings are crosswind-limited.