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Yes,yes, and yes

1. The guy had the “right stuff”. Didn’t panic, thought through the problem, and rode it all the way to touchdown.

2. The instructor was the best kind there is. A guy who instructs for the love of it, not just building flight time.

3. Also good that the instructor was an air traffic controller so he could closely monitor the flight as it progressed. Flight path, altitude, airspeed, etc..

4. Luck. Make no mistake they created their own luck by being competent. But to flare at the right height, touchdown on the main wheels and track straight down the runway without a lot of side load involves a good deal of luck, It isn’t intuitive, it requires training.

Think of it as hitting a perfect t-shot by someone who has never golfed before. It can be done but the odds are highly unlikely. In fact it may take another 20 hits to replicate that perfect t-shot, but in flying you don’t get those 20 duffs.

(In response to this post by WinningLeadership)

Posted: 05/14/2022 at 12:34AM


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