Real-world McGyver? Passenger force to land small plane, after pilot falls ill.

skyking

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Nov 21, 2001
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We teach a pinch hitter course for spouses and family members of pilots for that scenario.
I'd go up and hand the plane over and show them how to tune a radio to get help, and land. No need to learn the takeoff :D
 
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ISAslot

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i only saw the episode where he takes off using a log and a muddy trench to replace the front wheel.
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Let me guess, fly toward the really long line of concrete, slow the speed down until you start dropping a little, stay steady until you're close, slow the speed down a bit more, back wheels, front wheels, turn off engine, hit brake?
 

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