Skip to comments.Pilot Dies, Passenger Lands King Air Turbo Prop
Posted on 05/19/2020 5:15:50 PM PDT by PROCON
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Thank you for sharing this
Extraordinary video. Thank you.
Better than no experience, but twin props are not as easy as single.
A coworker and I used to fly with my boss in a Cessna 310 (twin). As he was the only pilot on board and would often fall asleep while we were on autopilot, I had nightmares about that type of situation. I had watched him take off and land but trying to imagine landing that damn plane was something beyond my ken.
Twins are pretty much as easy as single engines to fly, WHEN everything is working properly. Its when things go wrong that they get really challenging.
Yea, used to fly with a friend in his Cessna, maybe 172/182, It looks easy until you have to do it yourself.
Its like a car or a bike. You have to do it enough to be comfortable and smooth with your inputs to call it ‘easy’. Kind of hard to do when you are nervous or new to it. Eighty hours aint much, but anyone with eighty hours should be able to stick a landing so long as your not dealing with engine emergencies at the same time.
So true I used to fly everywhere with my ex boyfriend in his Mooney. I never took lessons but I knew where everything was and pretty much what to do and what the flaps and landing speed were. He took off and then let me fly all the time. I flew from Atlanta to Jax one day. You just listen to the instructions from the controller as you go along. I brought it all the way around to final and then i threw my hands up and let him land. In a pinch I could have put it down but that flairing at the last minute is not as easy as it looks. That guy did a hella job landing. I figured he’d crow hop it a few times.
Well that is a remote possibility, but I would say an exceedingly rare one, especially with a King Air twin turboprop.
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