Mar 7, 2019
On Sept 30, 2018, a student pilot with 4 hours solo time departed Potomac Airfield on a cross country flight. Within minutes after takeoff, she noticed oil starting to cover the windshield. She immediately request a vector from Potomac Approach controller Casey Whitaker to return to the airport. Her first attempt to land had her skimming the treetops of the neighborhood next to the airfield. After finally landing successfully, she shot this video from inside the cockpit. Hear the full story on episode 101 of the Aviation News Talk podcast.