Passenger coached to fly plane after pilot incapacitated

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    Passenger coached to fly plane after pilot incapacitated:confused:

    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/...ly-plane-after-pilot-incapacitated/47692430/1

    A Denver air-traffic controller and a pilot on a commuter airliner coached an incapacitated small plane pilot and his wife down to safety last week, helping them dodge mountain peaks and guiding them to a safe emergency landing, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.
     
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    That is a really good outcome. Years ago we used to run "pinch-hitter" courses for companions of pilots. I did that with my spouse when we were flying a CE525. It always seemed to be a good idea to do that. Seems like the prople who get in trouble are rarely the ones who have prepared. I suppose that is the story of life.
     
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