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Good job buddy. That is grace under pressure.
Holy Shit is right.
That is EXACTLY what I was going to say.
That guy was supposedly a student on solo. Handles that pretty well. Nemo
Single engine (especially a piston) airplane.....You’re always looking for an emergency landing site.Ed357
God bless this pilot. Grace under pressure, and balls of fucking steel.
My high school principal, who taught me ham radio, was a pilot, who touched down on a highway here in Michigan once, under similar circumstances. He wanted me to join the CAP, and get my pilot's license in high school. I would have, but was just too busy, with school, a 22 hour per week job, and 4 sports. Glad I didn't after seeing this sort of thing.
Take offs are optional. Landings aren’t. Fantastic job in a bad situation.
ANY landing you can walk away from is a good one, though some are better than others......
A good landing is any one you can walk away from, a great landing is one where you can use the aircraft again.
Even better if you land well enough the plane can be used again.
And if the airplane's reuseable after, then it's a GREAT landing.
Thought it might go over on its nose. Must have been decently hard ground.
My brother is in CAP. After a crash they were discussing it and my brother said he would often cut power, then look for a spot to land. He practiced it regularly. Other members were aghast until their leader ask why none of them practiced emergency landings and said they should be doing it at least monthly.Prior planning determines if you have more than one bad day.
You know that the prop is to keep the pilot cool, cause when it stops the pilot will sweat profusely!!! Told to me by a boss that was a pilot!!!!grayman
Pilot the aircraft.Everything else is secondary..Although in decades of PIC including helicopters and heavies, I never experienced a catastrophic failure, every good flight-crew constantly consistently rehearses 'what if'..With enough altitude as a cushion (read -- 'time'), I suggest attempting to re-start.But, first, fly the aircraft.I think Mister Tango Sierra did alright for a low-timer..Did I miss flaps?
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. It's a great landing if they can re-use the airplane. That looked like a great landing.
While doing an exceptional job at keeping his cool and landing, he completely botched the pre-flight checklist. He ran out of gas.
Watch again. He said he lost oil pressure.
From the pilot's youtube channel:On May 22, 2021 Student Pilot Brian Parsley was completed his solo long cross country flight. Approximately 12 miles from airport started experiencing rough engine. Assuming it was "carb ice" took appropriate measures. The camera was started after it cleared to show instructor should it happen again. The aircraft ran out of fuel and this was 100% my responsibility at the end of the day. I did do my flight plan, checked fuel, and all necessary checks prior to leaving. It's also worth noting I've flown the same route with my instructor. So using this assumption and the fact I did my flight planning correctly I flew. This was the wrong decision and the biggest takeaway for me. I will get fuel going forward every time I land regardless of what gages state or distance. That mistake could've cost a life. This was more than just a "near death" experience. It was an incredible learning opportunity for others as well.
Another happy landing. Ohio Guy
Been there, done that as a student pilot. No damage, no injury. You just have to fly it all the way to the ground.
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