Tag Archives: lesson

Australian man makes 'amazing' solo landing during first flying lesson

Australian man makes 'amazing' solo landing during first flying lessonAn Australian man venturing into the skies for a first flying lesson has been forced to make an "amazing" solo landing after his instructor blacked out mid-flight. Max Sylvester's wife and three kids watched from the ground as air traffic control talked him through safely landing the Cessna two-seater at Perth's Jandakot airport on Saturday. The 30-something had issued a panicked mayday call from an altitude of 1,900 metres (6,200 feet), after his instructor slumped onto his shoulder and could not be woken. "Do you know how to operate the aeroplane," the air traffic controller in Perth asked urgently, according to a recording of their exchange. "This is my first lesson," Mr Sylvester responded, adding that he had never landed an aircraft before. Realising the enormity of the task at hand, the tower responded: "The first thing that we are going to do is make sure that the wings stay level." He was instructed to maintain altitude and to make a pass above the runway to get a sense of the terrain and become more at ease. First-time pilot Max Sylvester managed to land the plane on his first lesson  Credit: Instagram "You're doing a really great job," the operator reassures the trainee as someone more familiar with the aircraft was rushed to the tower. "I know this is really stressful. But you're going to do an amazing job and we're going to help you get down to the ground, OK?" Some 20 minutes later, the plane made a heart-stoppingly bumpy landing. "You did it mate!" exclaimed the air traffic controller. "Well done. That's amazing!" The instructor was taken to hospital in a stable condition and Sylvester received his first solo flight certificate from the instructor's employer, Air Australia International. "This could have gone way, way bad," Air Australia International owner Chuck McElwee said, according to public broadcaster ABC. "But everything worked out right, and it worked right, mostly because of the cooperation of the tower."



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Church apologizes after video shows cleric inviting kids to spit, slap and cut him for Easter lesson

Church apologizes after video shows cleric inviting kids to spit, slap and cut him for Easter lessonAn associate pastor at Impact City Church in Pataskala, Ohio, invited abuse from youths, including spitting, slapping, and allegedly cutting.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Currency Chaos That Felled Sudan Leader Is Lesson for Maduro

Currency Chaos That Felled Sudan Leader Is Lesson for MaduroIt’s the same problem that did for long-standing rulers from Angola to Zimbabwe and may yet claim Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. Al-Bashir, who the military ousted on Thursday to end 30 years of rule, faced months of protests against the government’s economic mismanagement, repression and corruption. One of the root causes of the 75-year-old’s downfall was his inability to manage a shortage of foreign exchange that sent inflation soaring and hammered living standards.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The Lesson to Take Away From the Confrontation Between High Schoolers and a Native Elder

The Lesson to Take Away From the Confrontation Between High Schoolers and a Native ElderHow to tell what is and isn't just noise



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Andrew Gillum: Trump Needs To Learn His Lesson And Grow Up

Andrew Gillum: Trump Needs To Learn His Lesson And Grow UpFlorida Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has responded to a



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The Real Lesson of Kanye West's Take on Slavery, According to an Expert

The Real Lesson of Kanye West's Take on Slavery, According to an Expert“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice," Kanye West told TMZ



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Teacher Resigns After Firing Gun During Safety Lesson in Classroom

Teacher Resigns After Firing Gun During Safety Lesson in ClassroomHe made an emotional apology during a city council meeting



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

History offers Trump lesson in investigations

History offers Trump lesson in investigationsLeon Neyfakh, host of the "Slow Burn" Watergate podcast, talks about how Nixon's effort to push back on the Watergate investigation compares to the Trump Republican effort to discredit the FBI and Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Corey Lewandowski’s Lesson For Harvard Students: Trump Did Great With Black Voters, And By The Way, I Didn’t Collude With Russia

Corey Lewandowski’s Lesson For Harvard Students: Trump Did Great With Black Voters, And By The Way, I Didn’t Collude With RussiaFirst there was Sean Spicer, smarming and dissembling through his lectures as if he were back behind the White House briefing room podium.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

No, The Lesson Of Harvey Weinstein Isn't That Men Shouldn't Meet With Women

No, The Lesson Of Harvey Weinstein Isn't That Men Shouldn't Meet With WomenHarvey Weinstein is facing more than 20 allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault, and stories continue to trickle out.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines