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Old 31st Aug 2019, 11:39
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No Pressure First Solo Jandakot Airport

No more daylight. Incapacitated Instructor. Champion
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 12:03
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Great job by the student and the controller. Hope the instructor will be OK.

Edited to add that of course GT has all the answers. "The West Australian aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas said the plane was a VH-TFR"

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Old 31st Aug 2019, 16:36
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Emergency - Jandakot Airport: 31/8/2019

Reference: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/stude...ng-b881309077z

The student pilot said it was his first lesson. Air traffic control help student pilot land aircraft at Jandakot. Flight instructor passed out.

See below from the live ATC - Archives in order of 1st and 2nd

1st one from the 9 minute and 15 second mark: http://archive-server.liveatc.net/ypjt/YPJT2-Gnd-Twr-Aug-31-2019-0900Z.mp3

2nd one: http://archive-server.liveatc.net/ypjt/YPJT2-Gnd-Twr-Aug-31-2019-0930Z.mp3




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Old 31st Aug 2019, 23:24
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Bloody good job!

I hope the instructor is ok and has a speedy recovery.

If the controller ever gave up ATC he’d make a good flying instructor!
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“I’m not paying for this flight!” gold! Well done!
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 23:36
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Give that man a cigar! I feel for the instructor though, that's a career changing event, speedy recover :-)
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 00:28
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Wow. Great job by all, especially the Air Traffic Controller!! Gotta feel for the student, GF1, dodgy headset and all!

Hope the instructor is ok.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 01:39
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So you get to log both dual and some command time.
Hopefully the student logged the VDO time when the instructor became incapacitated, don’t want to be paying dual rates!

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Old 1st Sep 2019, 02:30
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Not sure about being the first lesson, I did hear him say he had flown the 172 and the 152 was quite different, also that "My last instructor said I was the best student he'd ever had" so maybe it was his first lesson in a 152?
Anyway very well done to everyone involved and thank goodness for a good result.
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Disgraceful that there were no airport personnel around and the emergency services had to wait for them at the EGCP to turn up. Potentially the student could have landed while they were all there waiting at the gate and what good would that have been to anyone if he hadn't done such a good job?

Why pay someone to be there on the busiest training day of the week when you can sting people for massive callout fees.
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So this is the whole conversation between the student pilot and air traffic control https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uhF964qLCPY
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Well, I was a little bit emotional when he landed...dead heat between Controller and student as to who deserves highest accolades. Fantastic outcome!

Even better if Robert is ok.

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Any videos of the approach and landing? Excellent job by the controller and student! And I hope the instructor is ok too.

Disgraceful that there were no airport personnel around and the emergency services had to wait for them at the EGCP to turn up.
Sorry, but what's the EGCP?
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I wonder if QF will offer him a cadetship
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ View Post
Any videos of the approach and landing? Excellent job by the controller and student! And I hope the instructor is ok too.



Sorry, but what's the EGCP?
Emergency Gate Control Post
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Concerning his experience I think this is the important part: “Have you ever landed an aircraft before?” “No”.

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Stunning effort from all concerned - ATCer was top quality, super calm. Best regards to the instructor, hope ok.
For the student pilot, now THAT's a story to tell at the pub!
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Wow! Going solo at 10-15h is scary enough but imagine this with the added time pressure to save someone's life. Truly impressive feat!

Reminds me of this story that happened a few years back in Scotland:
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ll-unconscious

TL;DR: The pilot sadly died at the controls and his sole passenger and friend, a 70-something year old chap with no prior flying experience was helped by ATC and an instructor over the radio to land at a nearby airport. End of daylight was also approaching fast.
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Good job.

CASA will investigate the student for conducting an unauthorised Angel Flight operation.
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According to ABC, the instructor is now in a stable condition which is great news (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-...dakot/11468580).

But what does this event mean for him and his flying career? I imagine that AVMED now won't let him off the hook for a while
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