Easy enough to answer. "Neysa" (You are a WONDERFUL ATS contributor, btw.....)
OK.....the reason that even "if" a huge EMP occurred? 'IF' it (the EMP) fried every electronic component in the airplane???
It is "still" an airplane.....and those of us who know how to fly can understand that an airplane....."EVEN IF" the engines have failed....is stilll
*(then)* a 'glider'.......and at THAT point (as dramatic as it might seem)......in CLEAR weather, we can still land the damn thing!
Yeah, if it is VERY bad (an "EMP" incident, I mean).....and an airplane that has not enough fuel to get to clear weather conditions.......because the
"EMP", even if it "fries" the electronics......PILOTS still know how to fly the airplane......the basics, the basics....and ALL airliners will come
back to "basics"....every time.
It's part of the certification process.......
NOT about airliners.....just another type of airplane....but Bob Hoover was one of the BEST Aerobatic pilots ever!
He shows how 'energy' is used, in flight.....learn to fly, and you will understand:
There are more......just search for "Bob Hoover".....he was an icon.......
More, because Bob Hoover was a fine gentleman.....as well as a VERY skilled pilot!!!
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Thanks! It may seem silly, but that is a huge relief.
I have a vivid imagination and pictured jets falling like Autumn leaves. Albeit very large and heavy leaves.
I will sleep better tonight.
He managed to escape from the prison camp, stole an Fw 190, and flew to safety in the Netherlands. After the war, he was assigned to
flight-test duty at Wright Field. There he impressed and befriended Chuck Yeager. Later when Yeager was asked who he wanted for flight crew for the
supersonic Bell X-1 flight, he named Bob Hoover.
Sounds like a great movie. Can't believe Hollywood hasn't done his story.
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