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Passenger with 'No Idea' how to Fly has to Land Plane!

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I guess this guy wasn't there

 

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A passenger with no apparent flying experience managed to land a small plane in Florida on Tuesday after their pilot had a medical...

 

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Had to have been one of the Husky qbs preparing himself for the coming season.

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He's no Buddy Hackett!
 

 

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Having been a pilot for many years, the story makes a lot of sense. The myriad factors involved in landing were reduced to utmost simplicity. The passenger was at a high altitude and in doing a slow descent on an 11,000 foot runway, things like establishing downwind and base, using flaps and rudder during landing, controlling airspeed - that was all eliminated. Kudos to the FI for creating a basic situation that would have a high degree of success for any non-pilot.

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