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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 12:40
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Just glad all ended up ok and hope the instructor is ok. Great work from the ATC and the student pilot did a great job.

That's the sort of stuff you see in movies isn't it.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 14:20
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Pretty clear some of you are severely out of touch with the quality of at home simulators that exist these days, something that a lot of people in aviation have been toying with long before they make it to a flying school. I find it unremarkable in concept that someone with no flying experience could land an aeroplane after a couple of hours on a computer.

Doing it under pressure when you're instructor is leaning on you unconscious is a feat though.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 15:11
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Nervous?

Yes.

First time?

No. I've been nervous before.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 22:26
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It was interesting to hear the ground instructor (Malcolm) cutting off the students request to fly another practise approach. I can remember my own learning days when flying circuits for up to an hour and feeling REALLY tired at the end of that period. I think Malcolm sensed fatigue and stress degrading the flying skills plus the unknown condition of the instructor added up to no further overall benefit in practising.

Good risk management, I thought.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 23:02
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An excellent outcome but it was difficult not thinking of this ...


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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 23:15
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Originally Posted by james ozzie View Post

Good risk management, I thought.
Either that or they knew he was running low on fuel :-)
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 00:05
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Either that or they knew he was running low on fuel :-)
Maybe running out of limelight!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 06:51
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post


Either that or they knew he was running low on fuel :-)


At one point the ground instructor or ATC said it had 4 hrs fuel left, I think. Darn good thing it was a C152, lots of planes are much trickier to land. Student and controller both did a great job.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 23:16
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Thought his landing was equal to the most skilful pilot on his best day. Well done sir.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 00:11
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His radio work was better than 75% of the students at Moorabbin.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 03:14
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"How he survived is a miracle!"
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 07:16
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AC that quote is comedy GOLD! 😂
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 11:45
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
His radio work was better than 75% of the students at Moorabbin.
Likewise for ATC.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 21:42
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any info as to what it was incapacitated the PIC?

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