I came across this video on YouTube a few minutes ago and thought everyone would appreciate it. The beginning moments of the clip are sheer terrifying , i won’t go into to much detail as you can listen for yourself. However this is a prime example of why you need to be ready for the unexpected and to keep calm in these situations. Huge shout out to the ATC controller as he handled the situation in a professional and calm manner !
This is why it is so important to to have a instrument rating , so if the need arises you can fly IFR …
Sorry if duplicate , I checked everywhere.
Agreed, there should be more instrument training even in the basic PPL syllabus.
This is where having a desktop sim like X Plane or FSX / P3D with something like a C172 with good old fashioned steam gauges to practice on is a good way to keep the grim reaper out of your cockpit.
Thanks for sharing :)
Wow, the pilot was in a very horrifying situation… Hats off to ATC for remaining calm and distributing the right information to help the pilot get out of this mess…
That is a great ATC. Anyone have any idea what the pilot was experiencing? Sounds like he was lost in IFR conditions, and possibly was in a flat spin at one point?
Wow that guy was going bonkers you would’ve thought he would be 500 ft from the ground with an engine failure!
I think he ended up flying through some clouds and started freaking out and lost all sense of direction and coordination !
We’re did this guy get his pilots licence?? I think he needs to go back and do a lot more training. The question also must be asked, who trained him and who signed him off to fly. I think the worrying part for me is we’ve got people like this flying around and putting many other lives at risk.
Completely agree this is textbook procedure , I think a safety report is due to be filled with the FAA ! This could of ended a lot worse , the tone of the pilot who called mayday was so heart reaching you can just tell he thinks he is going to die … 😐
I understand that he probably was horrified when he flew into clouds (probably an accident) and lost sense of direction. He was probably a new pilot and hadn’t started or learned anything about IFR, so he was confused. Got to remember that he had no training on what he’d flown into.
Yeah your right we don’t know any background details , but this just shows how quickly accidents can happen and how quickly the weather can change … I’m just glad he was okay in the end!
Favorite quote, that I think fits in quite nicely considering what happened.
“In school you get taught a lesson then given a test. In life you get given a test and then taught a lesson.”
You guys are so chilled on ATC in the USA in the UK ive never heard people have actual conversations XD
This guy should get trained even more and increase his confidence. He sounded like he’s 17 or 18 at the end, idk why 😛. I have listened to this conversation before and I knew that you always have to get ready and get “fit” before going up into the air. By being “fit” I mean that you have a healthy attitude and you feel comfortable before flying. I don’t mean “fit” by your body structure or anything like that.
You would think every maday would be terrifying…
My god, Just imagine if his engine went kaput mid air. And you wonder how gliders stay aloft…
“I saw the tower off to my left, but it was pointing down.”
Wow… so lucky to be alive, and he goes up again the same day
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