Alternator Failure

Just last Friday, I had another alternator failure. In terms of equipment failures,¬†charging system failure is the one I’ve seen most¬†often. I’ve had a dozen or more failures in 7000 hours of flying. Depending on the situation and airplane, this failure can be anywhere from a non-event up to a serious emergency. Let me describe my recent experience on a VFR instructional flight and discuss some other possible scenarios. Continue reading