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thelawnwranglers
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50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance

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If you think you could manage it, you’re not alone. Survey results published in January indicate about one-third of adult Americans think they could safely land a passenger aircraft with air traffic control’s guidance. Among male respondents, the confidence level rose to nearly 50%.



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How hard could it be

No brainer I could


The Mick
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
I actually feel like I could.


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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
I mean the scenario has played out a few times. What’s the success rate of the actual events?


ItzMe1972
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
Show me the autopilot switch and I'm good!


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jmh5724
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
We talking a Cessna or a 737


thelawnwranglers
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
20 years ago flight simulator had some rough landings but that was probably software sure they fine tuned it


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Sun God
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
I played the hell out of the OG Microsoft flight simulator

Could do it no problem


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thelawnwranglers
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
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talking a Cessna or a 737


737 or bigger


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AwgustaDawg
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
I remember working at the Delta Operations center in the late 80s and getting to fly their simulator. They claimed at that time no one alive without some experience could actually land a plane and very few could do it in the simulator. I couldn't LOL. They said it had never been done back then (in real life). I don't know if it was true but it seems true.


PrecedentedTimes
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
There was a guy in Florida that landed a Cessna Caravan a while back. But yea landing a jumbo jet would be hard as hell. More controls than a pipe organ


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
I'm 50/50 on landing planes in video games. If you're counting on me in a real life emergency, we're all gonna die.
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
What kinda plane ? A stol in the damn drive way, lanceair IV it would be interesting
727 heavy sure


PrecedentedTimes
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
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I'm 50/50 on landing planes in video games.


Those carrier landings in Ace Combat were a challenge


Corinthians420
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
We might live but some stuff would be broken for sure.


OldHickory
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
If 777 can do it, it can’t be that hard.


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teke184
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
Landing one safely isn’t necessarily the problem.

Keeping track of a lot of planes crisscrossing the same airspace though? That’s a bitch.

Edit -

Oh, I thought this was being an ATC guiding in a plane, not landing a plane with assistance.

Yeah, I’d be fricked. Can’t beat the second mission in Top Gun between carrier landings and the refuel sequence.
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RollTide1987
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
That number should be higher. I think I could do it.


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thelawnwranglers
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
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Those carrier landings in Ace Combat were a challenge


Lol love that game

Top gun nes landing was a beast


Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
It's all about altitude and airspeed.



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LSUnation78
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re: 50% of Survey men believe they could land airplane safely with Air Traffic Guidance
An airplane, yes.


An airliner? A c-130? Shhhiiiii, i dunno. I’d give it a go if I had to.


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