Monday, April 13, 2009

Quote of the Day - FAA style

Apparently the pilot of a small plane carrying 4 passengers died during flight - and a passenger had to be given instructions on how to land the plane.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/13/florida.plane.emergency/index.html

The quote of the day was this quote about the passenger who landed the plane:
"They walked him through flipping the switches, turning the knobs," Wallace said. The passenger landed the plane safely on his first try.
How many "trys" do you get? I didn't know you got more than one when trying to land an airplane.

Before I thought it went without saying - however you might want to inform your pilots of all of your flights that you expect them to land on the first time - every time!

1 comment:

MikeTwo said...

Actually if you're in an emergency situation like this, with working engines, you'd probably want to land the plane a little hot -- with enough airspeed to punch the throttle and take off again if you bounce too high or don't think you have enough runway left to stop.

All pilots practice Touch-and-Go's to get their license, which are exactly what they sound like. You land and then take off again without hitting the brakes.