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Title: Solo student has an 'open mic' moment at Smyrna
Post by: Rick108 on August 21, 2020, 03:44:18 PM
I really feel for this poor gal.  A student on a solo mission from KMBT down to KMQY in N94609, a C152, began to lose her confidence after the tower gives her a 360 on approach, and ends up having ... a bit of a meltdown ... over an open mic. 

WARNING: the language is quite ... colorful ... :evil: and definitely NSFW (unless you're working from home!)

A few extra minutes at the end of the clip (after she clears the runway) show what was happening on Ground frequency while the 'stuck mic' was happening on Tower.
Title: Re: Solo student has an 'open mic' moment at Smyrna
Post by: kinshasaAPP on September 01, 2020, 11:51:41 PM
She's lucky she survived
Title: Re: Solo student has an 'open mic' moment at Smyrna
Post by: Fryy on September 02, 2020, 03:41:47 AM
There's nothing wrong with saying "student pilot" following the callsign on readback when on solos. Its possible the controller would have been a bit more sympathetic and helpful with the instructions. The situation of a student getting overwhelmed on a solo can become overwhelming as it is.  :-(