My controller buddy Matt Wells at KTFW earns his awesome controller card

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  1. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Listen to this video. Then read his story in the description....

     
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    FTW ... FTW! :)
     
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    7,500' to land a Cherokee without using the brakes?

    Am I missing something?

    o_O
     
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    Perhaps they were holding it off the runway for the first 6500’
     
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    Low time pregnant Pilot freaking out
     
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    I know that voice.
     
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    How do you know before you’ve contacted tower that your toes brakes aren’t working? Is there more to the story before the audio begins?
     
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    Many checklists provided by schools include a brake check in the arrival checklist. So in addition to listening to ATIS/AWOS and and prepping to enter the airport environment, you check the brakes.
     
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    I got to land at WPAFB for an event, and it was Oshkosh busy! I have a picture of me on final, another guy over the numbers, and another turning off the runway. I was going well over 100 at the threshold, and used up vast amounts of runway in an undergross 172.
    Of course, I wouldn't land that fast except in a hurricane; the pilot in this case could have come in as slow and steep as needed; for me, that would be as slow and steep as safe If I need to turn off at the end of a 3K or longer runway, I don't touch the brakes at all.
     
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    Nice job Matt!
     
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    I remember hearing this on Facebook. Awesome job, he was able to keep her calm as she dealt with the brake issue. I think this shows a testament to the value of controllers also being pilots.
     
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    So is she going to name the baby “Matt?”
     
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    Please provide many examples
     
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    I have never seen a checklist with a brake check before landing. But you said "school checklists", Mike, which I have truly never seen (had a private CFI).

    It is not a bad idea to check brakes before landing. I will make a mental note in my head to do it during GUMPS check, once the gear is down. Thank you.

    And good job by the calm controller for keeping a mentally unstable pilot from turning a non-event into full-blown Chernobyl.