yep. we get that part and that is all worth the hype!...but the carrier landing is what I am talking about. I took a mechanics hop 40 years ago in a Sabreliner, and the corp drivers put it on the numbers and made the first turnoff...400 feet and didn't spill the drinks. not trying to take anything away from this one...just some perspective. Like Navy65 said, not really such a biggie. (wanna talk about WWII aero feats of skill and bravery sometime?)
Why do the 'kids' always assume they invented everything. Not that it wasn't a nice landing...but come on....psst don't tell anyone, but its all been done before...and much if it repeated routinely!! As several of these posts imply. Only diff is no phone video's to record it!!!!.
ok...technicality. 1st time strange airport...pucker factor about equal. During my 1st cross country, the 3rd airport I landed downwind (got confused ) and got reamed out by a corporate driver bigtime. Almost quit right there. Student pilots have not had the time to develop the magnified egoes that come with lots of flight time, and many if not most of them can be discouraged pretty easily. This fellow had the dream once, it'll resurface if everyone just leaves lets nature take its course. If the dream was superficial, then the other guy is right...he wasn't meant to fly.
Flaps down, slowing over the fence, zero visibility over the nose, and not much better periphial; 1st solo...fixated on landing THE FIRST TIME. The student no doubt knew the road was there (and I would be the CFI talked him thru that..) but give the pilot some slack....FIRST TIME SOLO. I say the knuckle head in the car just went down the road like it was just another road, ignoring the AIRCRAFT APPROACHING sign, which I am sure was there! Fault assigned to the cage driver!!
Let the student pilot alone.....