How YOU can land a passenger aircraft! 12 steps

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What if a Passenger was the ONLY one left to land the plane? Could a passenger theoretically do it, without ANY previous knowledge or training?
In todays Special video, I will go through the required steps that will have to be taken in the cockpit in order to set the aircraft up for a safe auto-land. There will be around 20 different individual steps that needs to be taken and none of them can be omitted or done in the wrong order. This all depends on the passenger getting into contact with Air Traffic Control and being reasonably close to a suitable runway.
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Chapters in the video:
00:00 Intro
01:06 Enter the cockpit
02:15 Get Headset
02:55 Set Radio Frequency
03:58 Set Audio Control Panel
04:30 Talk to Air Traffic Control
06:00 Set Emergency code
06:50 Tell ATC how much fuel you have
07:13 Control Auto pilot
07:55 Start Descending
09:25 Control Turn
10:30 Control Speed
11:25 Set your seat
12:55 Your instruments
13:40 Autoland setup
15:16 Slow down
16:14 Select Flaps
17:35 Set Autobrake
18:55 Arm approach
22:15 Lower gear/flap 15
25:30 Control on the ground
28:00 Landing
29:00 Shut engines down

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  • These days, cockpits are locked, and nearly impossible to break into. On the outside chance the cockpit door is unlocked, I doubt there would be anyone aboard the aircraft that could follow this rather complex set of instructions. The only exception being someone who is an experienced private pilot.

    strange beautiful musicstrange beautiful music2 саат мурун
  • What if the pilots had no time to unlock the cockpit door....? no options for the ONLY one left. Ding-dong: "is there a locksmith on board?"

    pickels98pickels983 саат мурун
  • Amazing 👏 👏👏👏

    Jorge AzevedoJorge Azevedo4 саат мурун
  • Step 1, Volume 7, Chapter 34, Section 5, Subsection C1: _Solve the Generalized Navier-Stokes Equation for Nonlinear Aerodynamics Using an Abacus_

    xyzctxyzct4 саат мурун
  • It takes pilots intensive training to learn this. A frightened passenger will not remember all of this. He/she would need specific directions and another person helping to MAYBE get it.

    Charles MayeuxCharles Mayeux8 саат мурун
  • “Important not to panic at this stage”... That suggests there’s a stage still to come at which we *should* panic. Surely it’s important not to panic at *any* stage.

    Daniele IannarelliDaniele Iannarelli10 саат мурун
  • Thanks for the useful information 👍

    salem bekrisalem bekri10 саат мурун
  • Well first step would be to get the radio on and say mayday mayday passager flying the plane I need help landing and treat me like I have no clue what I’m doing because well I don’t.

    Brian ThompsonBrian Thompson12 саат мурун
  • Now imagine to make it in a old plane that not have autoland.

    roman terradellasroman terradellas14 саат мурун
  • I think 99% of people trying to make contact could not do all that or remember your instruction WHY NOT JUST HAVE ONE BUTTON FOR THIS To simple

    clik ukclik uk15 саат мурун
    • Because an aircraft has pilots😆😉

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird5 саат мурун
  • Runway 08. Arthur Hailey.

    Syed Zaghlul AliSyed Zaghlul Ali15 саат мурун
  • I thought it was very tough ..but now understood it's every easy😛

    coolajmal vlogscoolajmal vlogs18 саат мурун
  • 1.8 Million people have watched this video, I feel better already while flying

    Luis MendozaLuis Mendoza21 саат мурун
  • i'd shit myself when the alarm went off @20.

    Valerie KValerie KКүн мурун
  • Seems like setting the right radio frequency is the hardest part! there should just be a "one push emergency frequency button"! Thanks for sharing

    MegaMickMegaMickКүн мурун
  • Another great video, really interesting. "If you're a nervous flyer, download these instructions" - like one of those who burst into tears on takeoff? 🤣🤣 Yes that would be good therapy for them, I can see the logic there.

    ukballyhooukballyhooКүн мурун
  • I would have to pull up GPS on my phone first, not really worried about controlling the aircraft.

    BINOD POUDELBINOD POUDELКүн мурун
  • The plane can fall off the sky in just 4 mins, this video took 29 mins to explain.

    Pius N NwachukwuPius N NwachukwuКүн мурун
  • Thank you

    Alex GayleAlex GayleКүн мурун
  • Push the yoke all the way to the dash, and pull the throttle all the way until you hear the engine roar. Now unfasten seat belt, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

    Dustin ShafferDustin ShafferКүн мурун
  • Good Instructor ! No.1 priority Learn Radio instructions and then talk to the right people .

    Reiner LangReiner LangКүн мурун
  • Surgeon vs Pilot: Which one has more stress in their duty?

    MrBiauxMrBiaux2 күн мурун
    • Surgeon..by a mile😆

      SpeedbirdSpeedbirdКүн мурун
  • Great video for a "God Forbid.." scenario. Also for pilot enthusiasts (like myself) to be inform on the possibility of having take over or assist in an emergency!

    Gary KeyesGary Keyes2 күн мурун
  • Ok ladies and gent Dose anyone know how to fly a plane Me: yes I fly a cessna 152 I was waiting for this day all my life

    Marcel sMarcel s2 күн мурун
  • I imagine “mayday mayday, passenger flying the aircraft” would be officially classified as a Code Brown situation. I was impressed at the Mythbusters episode where, if I remember right, the ATC was able to talk them down to a reasonably decent landing.

    Nick PoeschekNick Poeschek2 күн мурун
  • Wow! What a guy!

    Affiliate LifestyleAffiliate Lifestyle2 күн мурун
  • Takes deep breath, Opens eyes and sees the ocean

    Sean KimSean Kim2 күн мурун
  • the radio explanation is not very clear. "obs you need to release the button lol " what button?

    JM FJM F2 күн мурун
  • Saved to favourites just in case.

    1220b1220b2 күн мурун
  • Thanks for sharing. In case no choice. Hope I got good wifi to watch you again.

    Zenaida Chavez TerrobiasZenaida Chavez Terrobias2 күн мурун
  • This is great information to know. Hopefully we will never have to use it, but good to have. Are these procedures pretty much the same for BOEING jets and AIRBUS jets?

    Vinnie KochVinnie Koch2 күн мурун
    • General similarities, but no, not really.

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird2 күн мурун
  • Spend 100+hrs practicing take off and landing. Still have no idea how to work the radio works. Simbrain.

    ProtokaProtoka3 күн мурун
  • Piece of cake‼️

    Cami LitoCami Lito3 күн мурун
  • This video was very interesting but I still don't think most people can handle that kind of pressure

    bullshed58bullshed583 күн мурун
  • Al-Qaeda liked this video.

    ElightticeElighttice3 күн мурун
  • Fascinating. Thank you

    Jack WilsonJack Wilson3 күн мурун
  • Someone here knows how different cabins in different models are? Becasue clearly there are significant changes, but mainly, do Airbus and Boeing try to make them the most similar possible? (When the aircraft have similar capabilities). And what model would this be? I can see it has 2 motors so its not the worst situation one can be in hahaha.

    LTC Games DivisionLTC Games Division3 күн мурун
    • No cabin in a flight simulator😉 This is the cockpit of a Boeing 737NG..most likely a -800, but I cant see the temperature control panel on the P-5 panel so its hard to tell🤷🏻‍♂️ An Airbus cockpit looks completely different🤭 But the simulators are exactly like the aircraft type cockpit.

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • Excellent video, very interesting. Glad I will never have to use it.

    James EddyJames Eddy3 күн мурун
  • In 2021 please tell me why there is not a huge button clearly marked in the cockpit "no pilots press here" then the auto pilot completely takes over the entire flight and radio transmissions and landing of the plane. Go figure.

    S. MorrisS. Morris3 күн мурун
    • Because of logic..😆

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • If the passenger is an airline pilot of a similar aircraft. Other than that....no Including myself. Uh60 Blackhawk and single engine fixed wing aircraft. I would give it a shot though lol

    A. PérezA. Pérez3 күн мурун
  • WHAT? a 30 minute vid? I ain't got no time anymore. Pls help me, I need to land this plane immediately

    宮崎庄部フルール宮崎庄部フルール3 күн мурун
  • 1. You have to do 5 things you will never remember to talk to help on frequency 121.5 2. He says you have to push a button to talk, but does not show the button. 3. I am six minutes into this video, realizing every plane is different, so all these panels and knobs may be in different locations. 4. They should make getting a hold of help easier. 5. Good luck.

    Clear AdventureClear Adventure3 күн мурун
    • @Speedbird Good catch, I was still busy trying to figure out all the other procedures that are too complicated in an emergency for a novice. My bad. There should be ONE emergency button, even for pilots that are in a bad way, sick, etc, to make all those things happen at once. It is anything but hard to create. They make this like a typewriter, too hard to make sense, and that is on purpose.

      Clear AdventureClear Adventure2 күн мурун
    • 2. 4:34

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • Step 1. Cocaine, Opium, Cannabis... maybe a quick comedy in flight movie..

    The S WordThe S Word3 күн мурун
  • yes.. but how do you open the door to the cockpit? :o

    ZaknaZakna4 күн мурун
    • 1:10😉

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • after landing uneventfully and powering off the engines: *autopilot disengage alarm starts blaring while the cabin goes dark* me: holy fuk, we're all gonna die!

    Xavier C.Xavier C.4 күн мурун
  • *_Cool- piece o' Cake._*

    guitawriztguitawrizt4 күн мурун
  • Just connect an Xbox controller and you will be fine /s

    ʞɔᴉᗭǝlpooNʞɔᴉᗭǝlpooN4 күн мурун
  • Why do you suggest the right seat. I´ve been used to fly the airplane from the left seat so, I would be feeling more comfortable

    Jaroslav VrzalJaroslav Vrzal4 күн мурун
  • This was the perfect video I’ve been looking for. I don’t wanna learn how to fly. I just want to know how to land Lol. 👍🏾👍🏾

    Kevin EKevin E4 күн мурун
  • When the emergency crew reach the cockpit they will need masks because it will be an awful smell from me shitting on myself!

    hector vargashector vargas4 күн мурун
  • Wait, so you're telling me, that the most important 1st step, is to know HOW to get access to Air Traffic Control using old school radio frequencies, etc... when I can barely get WiFi to work most of the time?! On the ground?! 🤦🏻‍♀️😩 We're DEAD in that case...

    KabbalahSherryKabbalahSherry4 күн мурун
  • The best tutorial you hopfully never need

    JuliusJulius4 күн мурун
  • Brilliant video, well done. Now we need to watch a video of what to do if you have to emergency land somewhere that is not a runway, so you cannot use auto pilot.

    T KandyT Kandy4 күн мурун
  • If I’m in the scenario, I will forget everything I’ve seen in this video. However, I will download it and do a quick refresh and we will be fine.

    DCussenDCussen5 күн мурун
  • Anybody with half a brain and the ability to follow instructions could land a commercial aircraft with the latest avionics.

    Raymond MeyersRaymond Meyers5 күн мурун
  • Me: ”Guess the rapture didn’t take me. Or was it Thanos?”

    N.S.A.N.S.A.5 күн мурун
  • I don’t think that this will never happen in any of the passengers career

    Sai PraveenSai Praveen5 күн мурун
  • Nowadays with that Technology on board. It’s a yes

    Juan YepezJuan Yepez5 күн мурун
  • That`s great lesson. For more safety, is better to connect remote pilot with full access. For example the computer measures both pilots health condition. If something wrong, system sends request to connect pilot on the ground to safety land the aircraft.

    Ilgar MajidovIlgar Majidov5 күн мурун
  • Stewardess: We lost both pilots! Can anyone please land the plane? Passenger: Inshallah, I will land it! Allah ak... Stewardess: Anyone else? ... Passenger: But I am a trained pilot, I can land. ... ... Stewardess: So.... No-one?

    Milan DjuricicMilan Djuricic5 күн мурун
  • What a champ awesome video hats off to you mentour

    jimbom02jimbom025 күн мурун
  • No, but I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night! (USA cultural reference).

    Gregory KosinsGregory Kosins5 күн мурун
  • I would rather take my chances landing than taking off ...take off is the hardest part of flight ....

    Jonathan UleryJonathan Ulery5 күн мурун
  • Piece of cake! Hardly any details to remember; ...where do I order my pilot's license from? 😐

    Darwin RisdonDarwin Risdon5 күн мурун
  • I will probably just KGfilm on how to land 737-800.

    rohit nautiyalrohit nautiyal6 күн мурун
  • Easy peasy unless you have to do it

    Žiga TretjakŽiga Tretjak6 күн мурун
  • My luck, I'd swallow a goose. Or is there a button for that?

    Yafuker SheldonYafuker Sheldon6 күн мурун
  • Why do they get paid so much they do f all

    Graham j.Graham j.6 күн мурун
  • 1 - save this video in favorite 2 - make sure that the plane has wi-fi

    MeK-DirTMeK-DirT6 күн мурун
  • Omg this radio is too much 😅😅😅

    Ihana KaunotarIhana Kaunotar6 күн мурун
  • Why the engine thrust level never change when speed is change to slower? I assume you would need less power to slow down.

    John SunJohn Sun6 күн мурун
  • Now I can be a hero 1 day.

    John SunJohn Sun6 күн мурун
  • This was a great experience landing a plane! Terrific!

    Trace StevensTrace Stevens6 күн мурун
  • Hur fungerar autolanding i extrem sidvind? Kan systemt avbryta landningen själv och göra ett nytt försök eller vad händer?

    StenzolidStenzolid6 күн мурун
  • piece of piss, dunno why these pilots get paid so much !

    Brian LopezBrian Lopez6 күн мурун
  • So basically you can fly the plane with 3 buttons but the radio has like a million buttons?

    dan ioneldan ionel6 күн мурун
  • Wow amazing good info

    Edward WoodEdward Wood6 күн мурун
  • How come he didn't reverse the engine to assist the braking

    A n jA n j6 күн мурун
    • @Speedbird thank you.

      A n jA n j3 күн мурун
    • @A n j He explained why tho..well sort of😆He could have added that the runway is more than long enough🙄

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
    • @Speedbird but he didnt use it..just curious.

      A n jA n j3 күн мурун
    • 28:25

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird4 күн мурун
  • I'll prefer to push the *'Land at nearest airport'* button... 😎

    10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी6 күн мурун
    • Turbo Prop Flight simulator?😁

      CraftingCat 99CraftingCat 995 күн мурун
  • This is a cool video even if the scenario is unlikely. I enjoyed it.

    Daniel GoodmanDaniel Goodman6 күн мурун
  • I met a retired commercial pilot at a party. I asked him the possibility of a passenger to land a plane like in the movies. He thought for a second asked, you mean someone with no flying experience at all. None at all. He paused and said “ Not in one piece “

    bill haarbill haar6 күн мурун
  • Amazing.

    Jeffery StockerJeffery Stocker7 күн мурун
  • Holy shit! This is the most intense video I’ve seen in a long time. Great stuff as usual, Mentour!

    anothernameanothername7 күн мурун
  • this is a brilliant video, hopefully there is some way to allow others to see it. Most people who watch your videos are probably already involved in the industry or are sim pilots, thinking that they can already land a plane because they have a pmdg flight sim addon on their PC...

    Nim SandhuNim Sandhu7 күн мурун
  • I am furiously writing these 12 steps down on a 3x5 inch index card to keep in my carry on case forever.

    JNorene PlattJNorene Platt7 күн мурун
  • The BEST part of this video is the hilarious comments! I haven’t laugh this hard in years!

    Monica EnriquezMonica Enriquez7 күн мурун
  • Thank you so much for this video! I landed my first commercial flight!

    JesusJesus7 күн мурун
  • Are we to trust instructions from someone who clearly can't count? Which of the 35,568,825,403,370.99 steps in the video are the 12 referenced in the title....

    A GA G7 күн мурун
  • If you become type rated on the aircraft you are a passenger on, then yes. You can. Encapsotated.

    Chris HetheringtonChris Hetherington7 күн мурун
  • 0:01 Plane is banking to the left, stop recording...

    mrmichael20mrmichael207 күн мурун
  • Pretty smart planes now days

    CJdoubleMCJdoubleM7 күн мурун
  • I want a big Red button that auto select's the emergency frequency put in every plane NOW ! Thank you. 😕

    StephenStephen7 күн мурун
  • Question. If I don't know my callsign but know the flight number, will it work?

    FEARoperativeFEARoperative7 күн мурун
  • So if this happens the plane is doomed because the average Joe cannot even start following this... Anyway, what about dumping the fuel is that necessary?

    Jan StorJan Stor7 күн мурун
    • No fuel dumping system on the 737NG

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird7 күн мурун
  • Yes of course, I’m an Airline Technician 👏👏👏

    Marcello BacchettaMarcello Bacchetta7 күн мурун
  • Wow that was really awesome 😎...! Do most pilots do a manual land or automatic lands...?

    Christopher R J KaneChristopher R J Kane8 күн мурун
  • Answer is no

    Chanju BandaChanju Banda8 күн мурун
  • I thought for 30 minutes that I was the Pilot and that I did land that aircraft.

    Billy G.Billy G.8 күн мурун
  • I've often fantasized about landing a plane as a passenger and becoming a hero. After watching the video I got disappointed. The Autopilot will get most of the credit.

    SMKSMK8 күн мурун
  • Well I am only confuse with Altitude and turning the rest I can do I am fine with throttle Flaps ATC, Land Gear, Radio transmission, Auto pilot and ILS.

    Creative & ColourfulCreative & Colourful8 күн мурун