So here is this guys first solo flight….he hits the kill switch on inflation (we have all done it). Then the instructor restarts it while he is running. I have never seen that done before.
When I asked the instructor “What the hell was that? Have you ever done that before” ?
He said “no” and something to the effect “I saw it in a movie” 🙂
The instructor kept telling him to turn right to miss the trees, but he said later he couldn’t hear him.
Notice his shadow as it goes over the trees, that will give you a sense of how close he was 🙂