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Originally posted by 11andrew34
FAA: Pilot was "wrapped up like a deuce, another runner in the night."
Originally posted by Briles1207
I am pretty sure pilots are trained to "fly blind" anyway. If you can't land a plane because something flashed in your face you shouldnt be getting 100k a year
Not sure if serious...
Flying blind does not mean a blind pilot. It means flying with an obscured view outside the plane, i.e. in fog, in the dark etc. It's flying a plane based on instrument readings.
I'm sure plenty of pilots are familiar enough to find their controls even when they themselves can't see at all, but in that case they still couldn't see their instrument readings, and you need to do that to 'fly blind' especially for landing.
They're pilots, not Luke Skywalker.edit on 11-7-2013 by 11andrew34 because: typo
Originally posted by UNIT76
..it looks like we've reached a critical point in the whole "conspiracy" scene,
nobody believes anything anymore..
(..something to be said here of building upon a strong foundation)
sounds like he's trying to pass the buck to me
...dancing in the cockpit of the concordia?edit on 11-7-2013 by UNIT76 because: wordplay
Originally posted by Zaphod58
They were already in trouble prior to him being blinded, and there were two other pilots in the cockpit. Ultimately I don't think this will play a role in the crash.
People have been shining lasers into cockpits for years, because they can. To immediately say terrorists may do this is unnecessary, and unlikely.