A Nervous Passenger’s Guide to Landing a Boeing 737 During an In-Flight Emergency

“How to Land a 737 (Nervous Passenger Edition)” by pilot Tim Morgan is a video tutorial for non-pilots on the process of safely landing a Boeing 737-800 plane in the event of an in-flight emergency that incapacitates the plane’s pilots. The video covers how to communicate with air traffic control, how to operate the plane’s autopilot systems, and finally how to manually land on a runway.

Morgan created the video as an answer to the Quora question “What should I do if the pilot passes out and I (with no flight training) have to land the plane?

I updated my answer to https://t.co/S8hGQDUNCG, complete with a tutorial video! I’m going for Most Awesome Quora Answer Ever here. :P

— Tim Morgan (@riscfuture) February 9, 2016

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.