including a stop for Chilliwack pie
Starts in Seattle, in a Luscombe.
Another trip to Alaska, this one by an American flight instructor who
everything so students can understand.
in a C172 wiith a rough-running engine
This one is chilling. Notice the rescue equipment that the hovercraft
brought with them.
This story is serious, but hilariously told. There are no casualties.
After a chain of oversights, an Air Canada 767 on a scheduled flight
out of fuel. The luck comes because of the combination of skills and
knowledge that the crew possessed.
According to this story, a passenger used a Leatherman tool to allow
pilot to regain control of the collective of a helicopter in flight.
in Sioux City
The centre engine in a DC-10 exploded, taking out all the
hydraulics, meaning all control of elevator, rudder and ailerons. Using
only, the crew managed to crash land the aircraft in a crosswind. Of
on board the airplane, 184 survived the crash.
Worry, I Know What I'm Doing"
A B707 pilot ignored the tower controller's warning to pull up and
landed in a lake. A remarkable demonstration of how well an
airplane (and those on board) can survive ditching.
Student Pilot Stories
An account by a German student of some of the difficulties of learning
fly. Despite imperfect English, she beautifully communicates the
and the triumph.
I am adding this to the site after Don's first flying lesson, but he
that lesson very well. I hope he continues with the flying
the journal right to the end.
College Student Blogs
Journals of students training at an aviation college in Utah.
Unger's Flight Lessons
A US pilot's record of learning to fly.
Robyn's Flying Start Home
This page written 24 May 2003 by Robyn Stewart. Updated 2 February 2005.
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