How YOU can land a passenger aircraft! 12 steps

Cool aviation stuff! 👉🏻
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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  • 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 haar41 мүнөт мурун
  • Amazing.

    Jeffery StockerJeffery Stocker4 саат мурун
  • Holy shit! This is the most intense video I’ve seen in a long time. Great stuff as usual, Mentour!

    anothernameanothername5 саат 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 Sandhu5 саат 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 Platt6 саат мурун
  • The BEST part of this video is the hilarious comments! I haven’t laugh this hard in years!

    Monica EnriquezMonica Enriquez6 саат мурун
  • Thank you so much for this video! I landed my first commercial flight!

    JesusJesus7 саат 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 G8 саат мурун
  • If you become type rated on the aircraft you are a passenger on, then yes. You can. Encapsotated.

    Chris HetheringtonChris Hetherington9 саат мурун
  • 0:01 Plane is banking to the left, stop recording...

    mrmichael20mrmichael2011 саат мурун
  • Pretty smart planes now days

    CJdoubleMCJdoubleM12 саат мурун
  • I want a big Red button that auto select's the emergency frequency put in every plane NOW ! Thank you. 😕

    StephenStephen14 саат мурун
  • Question. If I don't know my callsign but know the flight number, will it work?

    FEARoperativeFEARoperative15 саат 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 Stor17 саат мурун
    • No fuel dumping system on the 737NG

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird4 саат мурун
  • Yes of course, I’m an Airline Technician 👏👏👏

    Marcello BacchettaMarcello Bacchetta19 саат мурун
  • Wow that was really awesome 😎...! Do most pilots do a manual land or automatic lands...?

    Christopher R J KaneChristopher R J KaneКүн мурун
  • Answer is no

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

    Billy G.Billy G.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.

    SMKSMKКүн 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 & ColourfulКүн мурун
  • Haha, so funny, so many steps. Just step one, change your communication frequency, is already pretty challenging. And don't forget to adjust your seat and put on your seatbelt before you crash.

    Marc Van GastelMarc Van GastelКүн мурун
  • Awesome! This is good to know, as more hijackings are possible as long as staff is getting out of the cockpit. LOL

    Mur MurMur MurКүн мурун
  • There should be a single emergency button to connect the radio, in an emergency situation, without having to perform manual resets.

    Brett NineBrett NineКүн мурун
  • Are these simulations? Because that would be bad if it was a real plane flying

    Gen-Z TechExpertGen-Z TechExpertКүн мурун
    • Of course😉

      SpeedbirdSpeedbirdКүн мурун
  • Perhaps, it won't happen with me, but I'll save this video

    Sania UngarovaSania UngarovaКүн мурун
  • Well, I will keep this video on my phone, just in case

    Ilian KarasimirovIlian KarasimirovКүн мурун
  • _Co-pilot: _*_Am I a joke to you?_*

    Scuba PastaScuba PastaКүн мурун
  • It’s kinda funny I was just watching a video about adjusting the seat to line up with the sights and I was thinking if I was ever going to need to land an Aircraft it’s probably something to do about 1,327 steps into it! 😂❤️✌🏼🇺🇸

    Eric Kona PeperEric Kona PeperКүн мурун
  • *_Hey FBI, I'm just watching this because I'm... Uhh... My grandpa, he's a pilot, he want me to learn something new..._*

    Scuba PastaScuba PastaКүн мурун
    • *_Same thing to you, Aviation Service._*

      Scuba PastaScuba PastaКүн мурун
  • Google it ! Oh snap no internet

    Sahbi BGSahbi BGКүн мурун
  • Just playing in a simulator

    Bebot EpuknotBebot EpuknotКүн мурун
  • Does this count as my 737 type rating? Asking for a friend...

    john johnsonjohn johnsonКүн мурун
  • Fantastic, brings back a few memories in days gone by. Thank You for sharing this.

    blazn469blazn469Күн мурун
  • Love the way you say Owwto land instead of Auto (Orrto) land. 😁

    MrLiftHogMrLiftHogКүн мурун
  • now please a landing tutorial if LSI is off on the airport

    pierre jeanpierre jean2 күн мурун
  • A parachute in your hand luggage 🧳 would come in handy.

    Brian FearnBrian Fearn2 күн мурун
  • The correct squak code in this situation would be 7 *5* 00.

    Paul IversonPaul Iverson2 күн мурун
  • The real question would be : if the pilots are gone for some reason, is there always any other member in the plane , trained for landing (mandatory )

    pierre jeanpierre jean2 күн мурун
  • Imagine someone is watching this as the plane is actually going down and they KGcoded how to do it

    Rahz Al-GhulRahz Al-Ghul2 күн мурун
  • Im confused with what the Pilot and Co pilot can control

    Gabriel BallesterosGabriel Ballesteros2 күн мурун
  • Im confused with what the Pilot and Co pilot can control

    Gabriel BallesterosGabriel Ballesteros2 күн мурун
  • What a fantastic video. Flight Sim pilots worldwide will be following your every word. Please can I have a go in your real simulator :) Thanks Mentour Pilot great job.

    Mark LawrenceMark Lawrence2 күн мурун
  • Step 1 put on clean underwear

    E L.E L.2 күн мурун
  • Did he say 20 steps? Cause I counted 100 plus😂

    Julian RiveraJulian Rivera2 күн мурун
  • Nah, I would just use slew mode 😂

    Jayleen HernandezJayleen Hernandez2 күн мурун
  • Amazing work, adds a lot of safety and education for us all 👏🏽

    Nicholas LittlejohnNicholas Littlejohn2 күн мурун
  • You forgot to list the first step - changing my shorts after entering an empty cockpit!

    Greg HerbertGreg Herbert2 күн мурун
    • Would have to be free ballin because my change of shorts would be in cargo lol

      Zachary WigginsZachary Wiggins2 күн мурун

    Dekoven1949Dekoven19492 күн мурун
  • 👍 good work 👍

    Mohamed HameediMohamed Hameedi2 күн мурун
  • The less passengers know about the cockpit, the better.

    18661873186618732 күн мурун
  • Even if it happens. You can’t access to the cockpit. Look what happens in germanwings plane.

    babarsonybabarsony2 күн мурун
    • 1:10😉

      SpeedbirdSpeedbirdКүн мурун
  • I was glued to the screen while trying to take all this in. Now, I'm panicking lest I forget!

    Fredobel51Fredobel512 күн мурун
  • 😍😍😍😍Love et...

    Gealhar TiponesGealhar Tipones2 күн мурун
  • Its amazing and truly flawless and off course life saving guide to land airplane most safely...above all person giving instruction providing remarkably mesmerising instructions....

    rana ahmadrana ahmad2 күн мурун
  • I was doing a surgical procedure one day when my boss walks in just as I nick an artery, and blood is spraying everywhere. As I'm trying to get the bleeding under control my boss smiles, and says, "Don't worry. All bleeding stops eventually." Well, all planes comes down eventually too.

    edwardschlosser1edwardschlosser13 күн мурун
  • Who knew you could do that! Just my luck, the FCC would fine me for using the radio without a license.

    Paul WPaul W3 күн мурун
    • Dont think the Flight Contol Computer issues fines..🤭😉

      SpeedbirdSpeedbirdКүн мурун
  • i guess i would do fine then. I already knew how to operate the radio.

    JarnoJarno3 күн мурун
  • Anyone else on a plane atm?

    D2F TrashCanD2F TrashCan3 күн мурун
  • i didnt touch the yoke, i had a vegetarian dish. how do you manage watching the end of the in flight movie while doing this?

    tristian o'brientristian o'brien3 күн мурун
  • Put radio to I/C: Mayday Mayday both pilots are dead, I'm a passenger and I have no idea what I'm doing. Please assist. I don't wanna die.

    PowerGIPowerGI3 күн мурун
  • Leave it to me, I got this!

    Tommy NybergTommy Nyberg3 күн мурун
  • In case of rapture...

    V3ryanV3ryan3 күн мурун
  • جزاكم الله خيرا 🐜

    amr magdyamr magdy3 күн мурун
  • point 1 .. how i now i transmit .. push som botton or ?? or just speek .. no contact whit the ground you lost in space .. i dont understand you forget so importen info

    Gert KristensenGert Kristensen3 күн мурун
  • Being an ex pilot I find it very instructive and very well put. I really loved the video.

    R K GuptaR K Gupta3 күн мурун
  • 👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu3 күн мурун
  • I going and try this on my flight sim

    Andre CordiceAndre Cordice3 күн мурун
  • All allah akhbars are just interested in to how to take off :)))

    Tajemne JaroTajemne Jaro3 күн мурун
  • I hope theres Wifi on the plane cause im gonna need to pause and go back n bit...

    manowar707manowar7073 күн мурун
  • Dont panic lol....

    manowar707manowar7073 күн мурун
  • who else is learning this while trying to learn how to land an airplane ? Just me? wish me luck guys.

    Andre BarracudaAndre Barracuda3 күн мурун
  • I was lost just trying to find a frequency! ... we will be doomed!

    IporterIporter4 күн мурун
  • Fake news

    Chad MarkzChad Markz4 күн мурун
    • He left the White House didnt he?🤪

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • So. FIRST STEP - contact ATC and emergency number is the most important !!

    PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôiPHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi4 күн мурун
  • 😂😂😂

    PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôiPHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi4 күн мурун

    Elishama JohnElishama John4 күн мурун
  • Left Behind. Only 1 non-believer left on board and he has to save himself!

    massey3129massey31294 күн мурун
    • Non-believer of what?😆

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird3 күн мурун
  • i can land that bucket, but only if i can turn off autopilot.

    DmitryDmitry4 күн мурун
  • I would just try and land the plane manually

    Pastor Lincoln RussPastor Lincoln Russ4 күн мурун
  • There should be ONE button (bright red saying 'PUSH IN EMERGENCY') to push that automatically puts the radio into emergency mode on every plane.....doesn't that make more sense than to have to remember where the radio is located and what frequency to use BEFORE someone can contact someone to help them?

    Daren SullivanDaren Sullivan4 күн мурун
  • Just a little food for videos like this one are shown to terrorist organizations all over the world.

    Cory MollakCory Mollak4 күн мурун
  • Passenger needing to land an aircraft - step 1... look up this video on youtube

    Rudolf RandalRudolf Randal4 күн мурун
  • Nice one

    Kikapu SportsKikapu Sports4 күн мурун
  • Mayday mayday mayday I'm a passenger and I'm shitting my pants in the cockpit. I need help with landing the plane quickly cause I need to go to the toilet

    SpitfireJJSpitfireJJ4 күн мурун
  • This was cool.

    Robert SRobert S4 күн мурун
  • Give the passengers instructions on how to land as well along with the safety procedures. Don't even know how to contact the air traffic control. I'll take a seat in the cockpit and shit myself.

    SpitfireJJSpitfireJJ4 күн мурун
  • This was a great video to watch, hope I'm never in that situation but very interesting.

    Brian TownsleyBrian Townsley4 күн мурун
    • Yes, of course, but imagine how great the feeling would be to actually pull it off! I wonder if it's ever been done?

      david loprestidavid lopresti3 күн мурун
  • Great Job!!!!

    Rome MarbellaRome Marbella4 күн мурун
  • I believe there was 47 people onboard

    John FairchildJohn Fairchild4 күн мурун
    • Where? In the simulator?😆

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird4 күн мурун
  • I would prefer to take the seat on the left - just like in a car - so I can operate the throttle with my right hand, just like the gear level. This would be much more convenient.

    amjanamjan4 күн мурун
  • On the step #1 I literally already have a shit in my pants.

    F HF H4 күн мурун
  • It would be easier if they made these planes with alexa.. haha

    Josh pJosh p4 күн мурун
    • The mall in Berlin?! 😆🤷🏻‍♂️

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird4 күн мурун
  • I read/saw somewhere that in the entire history of commercial aviation there has _never_ been a case of the entire flight crew being unable to land the place and a passenger forced to do it (other than perhaps terrorist situations). Certainly in over a hundred years there have been cases where the pilot or copilot was incapacitated -- he had a heart attack, he "had the fish", etc. -- but the other flight crew member was always able to safely land the aircraft. My father was a flight engineer for several airlines -- Emery, MGM Grand, a few others. Despite being blind in one eye I'm sure he would have been able to land a plane safely. The next step in automation should be a big, well labeled button in the cockpit called "Land Plane". If Falcon 9 boosters can automatically land intact then certainly we can make a plane do it too.

    GangfireGangfire5 күн мурун
    • @Gangfire Oh, the general/commercial distinction here is what I missed. It has most likely never happened with commercial flights indeed. The wikipedia article "Talk-down aircraft landing" lists several generall aviation cases.

      amjanamjan4 күн мурун
    • @amjan There have been several instances of not-fully-qualified pilots safely landing planes (i.e. no/superficial injuries), but in every single case it was general aviation, not a _commercial_ flight. I did a little additional research and could not find a KGcode video where a non-flight-crew person on a commercial flight successfully landed the plane. One looked promising, a 15-year old who (as claimed) successfully landed a 737-800, but sadly it was click bait -- it was a _simulator_ landing. There's another case of a USAF B-1 pilot who was a passenger on the flight and assisted the First Officer, but he did not land the aircraft. But if there is a success video of a passenger landing a commercial flight I'd certainly like to see it, I love success stories like this. Please link the video here.

      GangfireGangfire4 күн мурун
    • There have been cases of a passanger landing a plane. You'll finds report on this on KGcode.

      amjanamjan4 күн мурун
    • Think flight 522 is the only flight were this could have been a possibility🤔

      SpeedbirdSpeedbird4 күн мурун
  • What's those 2 big rims with white stripes?

    Andri KlinkovAndri Klinkov5 күн мурун
  • Thank you

    Kyaw BritishKyaw British5 күн мурун
  • It's a good thing he put the disclaimers at the beginning of this video, because if I were ever on a plane where both the pilots were incapacitated and I was the most qualified person of the hundred or so other people on the plane because I watched a KGcode video, and we weren't able to resuscitate either pilot, and I didn't adjust my seat correctly and we all died in a firey crash.... I'd be sure to file a lawsuit!!

    Jason StichJason Stich5 күн мурун
  • Well this is about the coolest video I've watched in the last 10 years!

    TheHvkTheHvk5 күн мурун
  • There should be an aviation nobel prize looool

    Andy CoeAndy Coe5 күн мурун
  • Let's be realistic about this. Most people *should* be able to land an airplane with assistance, but the reality is that most people struggle to parallell park a car.

    Gonken88Gonken885 күн мурун
  • I have a friend that works for United Airlines in their flight simulators. I was able to land a 787.....It was a hard landing, but the sim said the plane would have survived.

    Bryan BollingmoBryan Bollingmo5 күн мурун