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Old 1st September 2019, 06:13 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default Trainee pilot makes emergency landing

Trainee pilot makes emergency landing at Jandakot Airport after instructor blacks out

A student pilot has made a dramatic emergency landing at Perth's Jandakot Airport during his first lesson in a two-seater aircraft after his instructor collapsed mid-flight.

Max Sylvester, who is in his 30s, called air traffic control just over an hour into his lesson on Saturday afternoon after realising he was alone at the controls of the small Cessna.

"He's leaning over my shoulder, I'm trying to keep him up but he keeps falling down," Mr Sylvester can be heard telling the controller.

It was Mr Sylvester's first lesson in a two-seater as his wife and three children watched him from the ground.

The air traffic operator kept the trainee calm as he talked him through an emergency landing.

"Do you know how to operate the airplane?" the operator asks.

"This is my first lesson," Mr Sylvester tells him.
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Old 2nd September 2019, 02:29 PM
Adrian B Adrian B is offline
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Entire conversation recorded and available on Tony Morris Youtube channel Here

Congrats to the ATC controller and the student - cool and calm gets the job done. truly professional.
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