Stress test: Trainee pilot's solo landing

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 24 December 2019

Imagine you've just started learning to fly a plane, when your instructor suddenly collapses unconscious and can't be roused. It's the stuff of nightmares, but for Perth-based Max Sylvester it was the reality of a Saturday afternoon back in August. He was taking his first lesson in a Cessna, and his third flying lesson overall, when his Kiwi flying instructor Robert Mollard suffered a medical event. Max joins Kathryn to talk about how he managed to land the plane.