Have You Dreamed Of Landing the Plane When the Pilots Got Sick? In This Plane, Maybe You Could
OK guys, you know the scenario. Both pilots have come down with some illness that has them completely incapacitated. The only hope for you and the other 150 passengers is you being able to land this plane. Only problem is, you don't know how to fly a plane. Insert shocking music here. Dun Dun Duuuuun!
To quote one the silliest movies of all time, Airplane, "Surely you can't be serious? I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."
It's one of those crazy hero thoughts that guys have sometimes. If things got really bad, could I be that guy who saves the day? Or, would I be that guy who gets slapped by the hero guy because I can't stop blubbering for my Mommy? Hard to know until you've been in a tough situation like that. I would like to think that I would be the guy who could land the plane and all passengers and crew walk away unscathed, but who knows?
Watch this video and see how the instructor pilot coaches this young woman through a almost flawless approach and landing in the Airbus A-320 simulator. Oh, she has no idea what she's doing by the way.
Pilot geeks watch this.
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