The flight instructor reported he was providing simulated engine failure (SEF) training, with a left 180° turn, to the student pilot.
During the second SEF, he cut the power and the student pilot slowly made a left turn from downwind to base to the airport in Gilmer, Texas.
The flight instructor recalled that the student “cut the base leg short” and turned toward the end of the runway.
He added the airplane was about 25° to the left of the runway centerline, the sun was setting, and they failed to see the powerline wires. [Read more…]