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Watch This Absurd 10-Minute Video on How to Land a Plane In an EmergencyTim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video he claims will help anyone safely land a 737 in an emergency. The notion that someone could plop down in a cockpit, with zero experience, and pilot a 737 to a safe landing is ludicrous, but that doesn’t make this video any less fascinating. (gizmodo.com) More...
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When I told my wife about this video, the first thing she asked was "How do you get in the cockpit? Isn't the door locked?" I didn't have a good answer for her.
This deserves a million "thumbs up"
Grab a beer from the galley and pull the slide, I think Whiskey or Vodka would be appropriate :)
Pretty good summary of what's required to take over and land, however... pretty much fantasy that someone who has NO flying experience could pull this off. There have been a few simulator tests of this theory that didn't turn out too good. But, as quickly as kids pick up technology today, I think I know a few who would have a good shot at it. I'd love to try it! I will be taking my 12 year old niece into the 787 Simulator during my recurrent on Sunday soooooo.. maybe she'll get a shot at it ;)
Please Post on how the sim goes! I want to hear how she does!
When I was 12, my father took me with him for his copilot check in the Eastern Airlines L-1011 simulator. His captain for the check didn't make it so he sat left seat and I got to be his 'co-pilot'. He check out and then the simulator check pilot told me I could take her around once around the pattern. As my father will proudly tell you, I didn't crash! 33 years later, I earned my private pilot's ticket. You are a great uncle to take your niece up and hopefully she won't wait as long as I did to fulfill her dream as I did (it's different for girls these days)! She will definitely remember the experience all her life.