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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency LandingOn May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) More...
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The pilot as well as his instructors all deserve praise for their combined effort in getting that bird down safely. With only 1500 ft there isn't a lot of room for error and this gentleman nailed the important parts. Hats off to them!
I would fly with Brian , he remained calm and made all the right decisions .
As the old bromides go, "Any landing you can walk away from is a good one; it you can fly the airplane the next day it was excellent."
Words to live bye. Very well said.
Excellent Piloting Skills...