Short Final


I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport. The aircraft has no GPS installed and visibility was around 4-5 km in mist. We were given the entry into the control zone via VFR reporting point “November.”

Tower (in a kind, investigative voice): “D-HR you are a training flight?”

Student Pilot (a little diffident): “Ahem … yes?”

Tower: “Okay, do you want to try to find November on your own for a little while, or do you want a vector?”

My student looked at me briefly and since I did not protest he just said a heading would be very nice. He found the reporting point with a little help from ATC and the rest went like he never did anything else.

Malte Holtken