Wow, a fantastic bit of flying instruction for all of us wannabees and impressive work by both pilot and instructor. Really impressive job by all. Sad of course, but I'd guess that getting Helen down safely is what her husband would have wanted most.
Thanks for posting.
that could have turned bad real quick if she ran out of gas on one of those climb outs or on the crosswind while he had her doing pattern work. the poor woman had so many people talking to her it was a miracle she made it.