An engine failure while still on the ground is most likely straightforward. The procedure is simply to stop straight ahead or off the side of the runway, if it can be done safely. But should the engine fail once you’re in the air, the procedures are much more ambiguous. Is there enough runway left to land? And, if not, where should you go? Make sure that you are very familiar with the area beyond the departure end of the runway. There may be a field, road or golf course that can serve as an excellent emergency landing site. Knowing where to go will greatly reduce the inevitable stress in the cockpit.