The engine stopped as I was about to power up.. I had floated a long way along the runway... And everything was happening so quickly (or so it seemed) I instinctively thought of restart. And as it did, powered up and climbed out.... Everything seemed OK after that.Chris . This may look like an ambush. It's not, but the "situation" is very worthy of discussion and examination of what factors affected your decision.. A time to learn..... Normally anything you aren't happy with during a landing that AFFECTS SAFETY to an unacceptable level may be responded to by aborting the landing and having another try. You may recall during the early part of taxiing out you do an idle check and IF it's not satisfactory (ie the engine stops) the plane is considered unsafe for flight. During some landings with a jabiru since they often float a bit some pilots stop the engine to reduce the fast idle extended float effect. Of course you would only do this IF you are sure you won't need to go around. Nev
that's exactly the radio call I made on my first solo as I was lining up and rolling, sadly, there was no-one in the circuit area to hear it.First Solo today!!!!Whhhhhooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!