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GAir student dies in first solo night flight in Portugal


Old 11th Jul 2018, 19:27
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GAir student dies in first solo night flight in Portugal

Heyo! Just heard of this myself. Can't find any english sources but you can google it (Cant post due to low count). Pakistani student died due to low visibility coming in, his last message was apparently "I can't see the runway." This isn't the first time this has happened with GAir I believe.

Shouldn't there be a genuine change in how these programs are done? I believe pushing the night training to after Instrument Flights would help students a lot. I know of some aviation school that have changed it like that, and made them do the solo in a MEP for the sake of safety. Anyone else had the same?
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 00:03
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The problem on this accident is, why the firemen took that long time to find him... last contact with AFIS at 21:44, and they found the student at nearly 1 am...
And apparently the flight instructor saw the aircraft falling down...

About the program, it's 5 night flights... 2 are circuit patterns, 1 is 1-hour navigation, other one for 1-h check, and last one is for solo (5x Take off and landing)

About G-Air... hmm sorry L3... the vast majority of their students are foreigners... all portuguese guys use to avoid that school... because there are a lot of stories to tell...

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