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Old 23rd Mar 2015, 15:23
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Busted airspace

At my flight school we had a solo student pilot bust a class Charlie airspace on a VFR cross country. The student did not call tower nor was receiving flight following. The student claims they dropped in altitude because of clouds and that just so happened to break through the airspace. The student has a g1000 and still had no idea what they did wrong until landing back at their home airport.
The student only got a slap on the wrist, while the instructor was thrown under the bus and might lose his CFI. Is this fair the instructor wasn't even in the plane? or is this just how the FAA works?
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