A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.
The Center controller who had issued the flight’s late-night IFR clearance heard the truncated transmission but thought little of it.
Aug 04, 2014
“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.
Jul 31, 2014