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American Airlines pilot gives lifesaving advice mid flight (Youtube)The engine on the Cessna Aircraft failed mid-flight on Friday right over a busy interstate. With the help of an American Airlines pilot over the radio, the plane was able to land safely. (www.youtube.com) More...
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I was thinking the same thing.
Common Core pilots?
It's one thing to have your instructor reach over and pull the power. It's another to know that you just lost an engine and have no go around option if you didn't line up correctly. Getting some reassurance on the radio never hurts.
"Put it down in front of them and they will see you and stop." Well... I would hope they would stop, but who knows with the people on the roads today!
I wonder if a Tesla on "Autopilot" would recognize a Cessna in front of it? :)
It was on Alligator Alley...; generally agree about the CFI, but given recent weather, I wonder if the visibility on the road traffic was not great. I am trying to A) give a benefit of doubt B) regardless of training and such, I would not feel comfortable landing just on a roadway and any extra bit of eyes and encouragement giving an assist would just make my confidence higher.... No matter how much anyone may TRAIN for an emergency (any type), I sure hope no one ever actually has an emergency; rather prevent anything of the like before the flight.
This was covered by my instructor (the late Don B) as part of my flight training. We even lined up several times after he chopped the power on me and said "You just lost your engine - where are you going to land?"
This just makes my head hurt. Yes the student should have been asking for guidance - from the instructor on board.
I'm glad the outcome was positive, but it sounds like the instructor needs to be re-trained to me.