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So Now Its Up To You To Land The 737… March 17, 2013

Posted by tkcollier in Technology.
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The good news is the plane will probably have a sophisticated autopilot that can take care of most of the flying for you.  The bad news is you will still probably have to land it, and every aircraft cockpit is going to be different, so it’s not like you’d know exactly where to look to find the things you need.

737aewc_3So, let’s take an example aircraft — (you guessed it) the 737.  The first thing you’re going to want to do is put on the pilot’s headset, and find the pilot’s audio controls. Click on the link for the step-by-step instructions.

(1) Tim Morgan’s answer to Aviation: What should I do if the pilot passes out and I (with no flight training) have to land the plane? – Quora.

Car Converted into Motorcycle in Desert Survival July 7, 2012

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A Frenchman named Emile who reportedly found himself stranded in the deserts of Northwest Africa after breaking a frame rail and a suspension swingarm underneath his Citroën 2CV.
What to do? Why, disassemble the broken hulk and build yourself a motorcycle from its pile of parts, of course!

The link Google Translate  will take you to a translation from the French article. Click on the arrows at the bottom of the page  to advance.

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