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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 01:51
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According to the boss - he'd had 1 previous lesson in a C172...
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 02:22
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Yes he said on the tapes that he had flown a 172 before.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 03:04
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Originally Posted by VH-MLE View Post
Listening to audio extracts of the student, I smell somewhat of a rat here, mainly based on his supposed previous experience...
There was a selfie photo of him in an aircraft with a white pilot shirt complete with epaulette decoration on the ABC news. I presume this photo was not taken on his latest flight.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-...dakot/11468580
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 03:19
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I think we’re it sounds like he says “this is my first lesson” he actually says “this is my third lesson”. Then he later says he’s flown a 172 but hasn’t landed it.

theres also video of the landing on one of the news sites.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 03:36
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Originally Posted by Hsveight View Post
I think we’re it sounds like he says “this is my first lesson” he actually says “this is my third lesson”. Then he later says he’s flown a 172 but hasn’t landed it.

theres also video of the landing on one of the news sites.
This news report has a video of the landing (at bottom of report). Actual landing at 1:06 on video.

https://7news.com.au/travel/air-avia...53HNZSmfGdT5xE


Very good landing.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 03:43
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7 news also reporting that the emergency took place 20,000ft above the ground! Wow, that's a high performance 152!!
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 04:08
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7 news also reporting that the emergency took place 20,000ft above the ground! Wow, that's a high performance 152!!
Heaps of fun
I also love it when the media call it "tarmac".
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 04:15
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Kudos due all round! Great effort by student AND ATC Officer.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 05:29
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Smell a rat? What? He poisoned his instructor so he could get some publicity?
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 05:40
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Can't be his first solo if there's an instructor in the cockpit with him!

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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 06:17
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Bull at a Gate. No, I wasn't suggesting anything like that at all! But actually now that you mention it...

It was more some of what he said on the radio that created the seed of doubt for me regarding this being his first or second flight...
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 07:03
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The student was probably an aviation geek who'd been practising calls. That would account for his familiarity with some aspects.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 07:52
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He says he is glad he did his homework. He had never landed a plane before.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:31
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I smell a rat.
Not good when I’m asking for a pay rise. Got to be a set up.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:36
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-...g-him/11471140

ABC now reporting it was his THIRD lesson. I am still not convinced.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:49
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Originally Posted by BigPapi View Post
7 news also reporting that the emergency took place 20,000ft above the ground! Wow, that's a high performance 152!!
Yes..and their headline talked about a “panicked” student.

it seems tome he never panicked at any stage.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 08:59
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 09:56
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I think he does qualify for his first solo when his instrructor passes out so he is on his own. He has done a damn good job getting himself and his instructor down safe and by looking at the video.....he has done it before....Up to you experts.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 11:24
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It's pretty obvious he's not a complete novice doing something like a TIF but never the less he was calm enough to string it all together -
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 11:38
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Geoffrey, are you listening/reading?
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