That could have ended. Very. Badly.
Description of what went down (other than the plane):
On May 22, 2021 Student Pilot Brian Parsley was completing his solo long cross country flight. Approximately 12 miles from airport, he started experiencing rough engine. Assuming it was "carb ice" took appropriate measures. The camera was started after it cleared to show instructor should it happen again. Shortly after communicating to ATC the video picks up. This was more than just a "near death" experience. It was an incredible learning opportunity for others as well.