Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC and a Cell Phone Save a Doctor
On Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Peter Edenhoffer was flying IFR at night in a Cessna Cardinal when he lost his electrical system. He’d already texted his son to say goodbye. Then he received a text message from Fort Worth Center which gave him hope for surviving when he realized he wasn’t alone. In episode 87, I interview NATCA’s Archie League Medal of Safety President’s Award winner controller Phil Enis. Fellow controllers Thomas Herd and Hugh Hunton also shared the award for this save. You can also watch Dr. Peter Edenhoffer talk about what was going through his mind as he was alone in the dark in this video: