Posts Tagged ‘Landing Airplane’
Landing A Plane
In the center of every airport stands a rotating beacon. Just as lighthouses once guided ships to harbor, the rotating beacon guides planes to airports at night. Once over the airport, there are a multitude of specialized airport lights that guide and direct airport traffic. These lights include runway lights, taxiway lights, obstruction lights, and lighted signs.
All of these highly specialized luminaires are essential to the safe takeoff and landing of planes.
Airport lights shine at different levels of intensity and are many different colors. These colors are significant and very important Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever taken an airplane trip to a new destination that you have never visited before? How did you feel when your plane touched down and as you were approaching the gate, the pilot spoke into the PA system. “Ladies and gentlemen,” he says. “We were scheduled to arrive at Gate 1, but there has been a change. We are now arriving at Gate 137.”
You can hear a groan go through the passengers. A different gate! And it’s a lot farther away from the baggage claim area. Now you have to walk longer through Read the rest of this entry »
Landing A Plane
We recently watched a highly skilled pilot land a huge airliner on the Hudson River. His actions, courage and experience combined with emergency landing training and procedures resulted in saving all souls on board. As a former military bomber pilot, I have seen disastrous results when pilots deviated from the checklists designed to bring the aircraft home safely while dealing with unexpected conditions. The fact is that most aircraft accidents continue to be the result of pilot error and checklist deviations.
As an executive search consultant, I see many professionals crash during job searches. Seeking a Read the rest of this entry »
It’s said that any pilot is only as good as his last landing. Landing a plane on a runway is a complex process of maneuvers and control inputs that tests every student pilot to the limit. Even after flight training ends, a pilot will always aspire to make great landings – it’s the one key part of flying where success can be definitively measured – either by a smooth, effortless touchdown… or by something entirely different.
When landing a plane, a multitude of things must be done all at once. And since your landing will depend Read the rest of this entry »