How YOU can land a passenger aircraft! 12 steps
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What if a Passenger was the ONLY one left to land the plane? Could a passenger theoretically do it, without ANY previous knowledge or training?
In todays Special video, I will go through the required steps that will have to be taken in the cockpit in order to set the aircraft up for a safe auto-land. There will be around 20 different individual steps that needs to be taken and none of them can be omitted or done in the wrong order. This all depends on the passenger getting into contact with Air Traffic Control and being reasonably close to a suitable runway.
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Chapters in the video:
00:00 Intro
01:06 Enter the cockpit
02:15 Get Headset
02:55 Set Radio Frequency
03:58 Set Audio Control Panel
04:30 Talk to Air Traffic Control
06:00 Set Emergency code
06:50 Tell ATC how much fuel you have
07:13 Control Auto pilot
07:55 Start Descending
09:25 Control Turn
10:30 Control Speed
11:25 Set your seat
12:55 Your instruments
13:40 Autoland setup
15:16 Slow down
16:14 Select Flaps
17:35 Set Autobrake
18:55 Arm approach
22:15 Lower gear/flap 15
25:30 Control on the ground
28:00 Landing
29:00 Shut engines down

  • Stenzolid

    Hur fungerar autolanding i extrem sidvind? Kan systemt avbryta landningen själv och göra ett nytt försök eller vad händer?

  • Brian Lopez
    Brian Lopez

    piece of piss, dunno why these pilots get paid so much !

  • dan ionel
    dan ionel

    So basically you can fly the plane with 3 buttons but the radio has like a million buttons?

  • Edward Wood
    Edward Wood

    Wow amazing good info

  • A n j
    A n j

    How come he didn't reverse the engine to assist the braking

  • 10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी
    10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी

    I'll prefer to push the *'Land at nearest airport'* button... 😎

  • Daniel Goodman
    Daniel Goodman

    This is a cool video even if the scenario is unlikely. I enjoyed it.

  • bill haar
    bill haar

    I met a retired commercial pilot at a party. I asked him the possibility of a passenger to land a plane like in the movies. He thought for a second asked, you mean someone with no flying experience at all. None at all. He paused and said “ Not in one piece “

  • Jeffery Stocker
    Jeffery Stocker


  • anothername

    Holy shit! This is the most intense video I’ve seen in a long time. Great stuff as usual, Mentour!

  • Nim Sandhu
    Nim Sandhu

    this is a brilliant video, hopefully there is some way to allow others to see it. Most people who watch your videos are probably already involved in the industry or are sim pilots, thinking that they can already land a plane because they have a pmdg flight sim addon on their PC...

  • JNorene Platt
    JNorene Platt

    I am furiously writing these 12 steps down on a 3x5 inch index card to keep in my carry on case forever.

  • Monica Enriquez
    Monica Enriquez

    The BEST part of this video is the hilarious comments! I haven’t laugh this hard in years!

  • Jesus

    Thank you so much for this video! I landed my first commercial flight!

  • A G
    A G

    Are we to trust instructions from someone who clearly can't count? Which of the 35,568,825,403,370.99 steps in the video are the 12 referenced in the title....

  • Chris Hetherington
    Chris Hetherington

    If you become type rated on the aircraft you are a passenger on, then yes. You can. Encapsotated.

  • mrmichael20

    0:01 Plane is banking to the left, stop recording...

  • CJdoubleM

    Pretty smart planes now days

  • Stephen

    I want a big Red button that auto select's the emergency frequency put in every plane NOW ! Thank you. 😕

  • FEARoperative

    Question. If I don't know my callsign but know the flight number, will it work?

  • Jan Stor
    Jan Stor

    So if this happens the plane is doomed because the average Joe cannot even start following this... Anyway, what about dumping the fuel is that necessary?

    • Speedbird

      No fuel dumping system on the 737NG

  • Marcello Bacchetta
    Marcello Bacchetta

    Yes of course, I’m an Airline Technician 👏👏👏

  • Christopher R J Kane
    Christopher R J Kane

    Wow that was really awesome 😎...! Do most pilots do a manual land or automatic lands...?

  • Chanju Banda
    Chanju Banda

    Answer is no

  • Billy G.
    Billy G.

    I thought for 30 minutes that I was the Pilot and that I did land that aircraft.

  • SMK

    I've often fantasized about landing a plane as a passenger and becoming a hero. After watching the video I got disappointed. The Autopilot will get most of the credit.

  • Creative & Colourful
    Creative & Colourful

    Well I am only confuse with Altitude and turning the rest I can do I am fine with throttle Flaps ATC, Land Gear, Radio transmission, Auto pilot and ILS.

  • Marc Van Gastel
    Marc Van Gastel

    Haha, so funny, so many steps. Just step one, change your communication frequency, is already pretty challenging. And don't forget to adjust your seat and put on your seatbelt before you crash.

  • Mur Mur
    Mur Mur

    Awesome! This is good to know, as more hijackings are possible as long as staff is getting out of the cockpit. LOL

  • Brett Nine
    Brett Nine

    There should be a single emergency button to connect the radio, in an emergency situation, without having to perform manual resets.

  • Gen-Z TechExpert
    Gen-Z TechExpert

    Are these simulations? Because that would be bad if it was a real plane flying

    • Speedbird

      Of course😉

  • Sania Ungarova
    Sania Ungarova

    Perhaps, it won't happen with me, but I'll save this video

  • Ilian Karasimirov
    Ilian Karasimirov

    Well, I will keep this video on my phone, just in case

  • Scuba Pasta
    Scuba Pasta

    _Co-pilot: _*_Am I a joke to you?_*

  • Eric Kona Peper
    Eric Kona Peper

    It’s kinda funny I was just watching a video about adjusting the seat to line up with the sights and I was thinking if I was ever going to need to land an Aircraft it’s probably something to do about 1,327 steps into it! 😂❤️✌🏼🇺🇸

  • Scuba Pasta
    Scuba Pasta

    *_Hey FBI, I'm just watching this because I'm... Uhh... My grandpa, he's a pilot, he want me to learn something new..._*

    • Scuba Pasta
      Scuba Pasta

      *_Same thing to you, Aviation Service._*

  • Sahbi BG
    Sahbi BG

    Google it ! Oh snap no internet

  • Bebot Epuknot
    Bebot Epuknot

    Just playing in a simulator

  • john johnson
    john johnson

    Does this count as my 737 type rating? Asking for a friend...

  • blazn469

    Fantastic, brings back a few memories in days gone by. Thank You for sharing this.

  • MrLiftHog

    Love the way you say Owwto land instead of Auto (Orrto) land. 😁

  • pierre jean
    pierre jean

    now please a landing tutorial if LSI is off on the airport

  • Brian Fearn
    Brian Fearn

    A parachute in your hand luggage 🧳 would come in handy.

  • Paul Iverson
    Paul Iverson

    The correct squak code in this situation would be 7 *5* 00.

  • pierre jean
    pierre jean

    The real question would be : if the pilots are gone for some reason, is there always any other member in the plane , trained for landing (mandatory )

  • Rahz Al-Ghul
    Rahz Al-Ghul

    Imagine someone is watching this as the plane is actually going down and they IRbind how to do it

  • Gabriel Ballesteros
    Gabriel Ballesteros

    Im confused with what the Pilot and Co pilot can control

  • Gabriel Ballesteros
    Gabriel Ballesteros

    Im confused with what the Pilot and Co pilot can control

  • Mark Lawrence
    Mark Lawrence

    What a fantastic video. Flight Sim pilots worldwide will be following your every word. Please can I have a go in your real simulator :) Thanks Mentour Pilot great job.

  • E L.
    E L.

    Step 1 put on clean underwear

  • Julian Rivera
    Julian Rivera

    Did he say 20 steps? Cause I counted 100 plus😂

  • Jayleen Hernandez
    Jayleen Hernandez

    Nah, I would just use slew mode 😂

  • Nicholas Littlejohn
    Nicholas Littlejohn

    Amazing work, adds a lot of safety and education for us all 👏🏽

  • Greg Herbert
    Greg Herbert

    You forgot to list the first step - changing my shorts after entering an empty cockpit!

    • Zachary Wiggins
      Zachary Wiggins

      Would have to be free ballin because my change of shorts would be in cargo lol

  • Dekoven1949


  • Mohamed Hameedi
    Mohamed Hameedi

    👍 good work 👍

  • 18661873

    The less passengers know about the cockpit, the better.

  • babarsony

    Even if it happens. You can’t access to the cockpit. Look what happens in germanwings plane.

    • Speedbird


  • Fredobel51

    I was glued to the screen while trying to take all this in. Now, I'm panicking lest I forget!

  • Gealhar Tipones
    Gealhar Tipones

    😍😍😍😍Love et...

  • rana ahmad
    rana ahmad

    Its amazing and truly flawless and off course life saving guide to land airplane most safely...above all person giving instruction providing remarkably mesmerising instructions....

  • edwardschlosser1

    I was doing a surgical procedure one day when my boss walks in just as I nick an artery, and blood is spraying everywhere. As I'm trying to get the bleeding under control my boss smiles, and says, "Don't worry. All bleeding stops eventually." Well, all planes comes down eventually too.

  • Paul W
    Paul W

    Who knew you could do that! Just my luck, the FCC would fine me for using the radio without a license.

    • Speedbird

      Dont think the Flight Contol Computer issues fines..🤭😉

  • Jarno

    i guess i would do fine then. I already knew how to operate the radio.

  • D2F TrashCan
    D2F TrashCan

    Anyone else on a plane atm?

  • tristian o'brien
    tristian o'brien

    i didnt touch the yoke, i had a vegetarian dish. how do you manage watching the end of the in flight movie while doing this?

  • PowerGI

    Put radio to I/C: Mayday Mayday both pilots are dead, I'm a passenger and I have no idea what I'm doing. Please assist. I don't wanna die.

  • Tommy Nyberg
    Tommy Nyberg

    Leave it to me, I got this!

  • V3ryan

    In case of rapture...

  • amr magdy
    amr magdy

    جزاكم الله خيرا 🐜

  • Gert Kristensen
    Gert Kristensen

    point 1 .. how i now i transmit .. push som botton or ?? or just speek .. no contact whit the ground you lost in space .. i dont understand you forget so importen info

  • R K Gupta
    R K Gupta

    Being an ex pilot I find it very instructive and very well put. I really loved the video.

  • Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu


  • Andre Cordice
    Andre Cordice

    I going and try this on my flight sim

  • Tajemne Jaro
    Tajemne Jaro

    All allah akhbars are just interested in to how to take off :)))

  • manowar707

    I hope theres Wifi on the plane cause im gonna need to pause and go back n bit...

  • manowar707

    Dont panic lol....

  • Andre Barracuda
    Andre Barracuda

    who else is learning this while trying to learn how to land an airplane ? Just me? wish me luck guys.

  • Iporter

    I was lost just trying to find a frequency! ... we will be doomed!

  • Chad Markz
    Chad Markz

    Fake news

    • Speedbird

      He left the White House didnt he?🤪

  • PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi
    PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi

    So. FIRST STEP - contact ATC and emergency number is the most important !!

  • PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi
    PHUONGLE TRAVEL - Du lịch cùng tôi


  • Elishama John
    Elishama John


  • massey3129

    Left Behind. Only 1 non-believer left on board and he has to save himself!

    • Speedbird

      Non-believer of what?😆

  • Dmitry

    i can land that bucket, but only if i can turn off autopilot.

  • Pastor Lincoln Russ
    Pastor Lincoln Russ

    I would just try and land the plane manually

  • Daren Sullivan
    Daren Sullivan

    There should be ONE button (bright red saying 'PUSH IN EMERGENCY') to push that automatically puts the radio into emergency mode on every plane.....doesn't that make more sense than to have to remember where the radio is located and what frequency to use BEFORE someone can contact someone to help them?

  • Cory Mollak
    Cory Mollak

    Just a little food for videos like this one are shown to terrorist organizations all over the world.

  • Rudolf Randal
    Rudolf Randal

    Passenger needing to land an aircraft - step 1... look up this video on youtube

  • Kikapu Sports
    Kikapu Sports

    Nice one

  • SpitfireJJ

    Mayday mayday mayday I'm a passenger and I'm shitting my pants in the cockpit. I need help with landing the plane quickly cause I need to go to the toilet

  • Robert S
    Robert S

    This was cool.

  • SpitfireJJ

    Give the passengers instructions on how to land as well along with the safety procedures. Don't even know how to contact the air traffic control. I'll take a seat in the cockpit and shit myself.

  • Brian Townsley
    Brian Townsley

    This was a great video to watch, hope I'm never in that situation but very interesting.

    • david lopresti
      david lopresti

      Yes, of course, but imagine how great the feeling would be to actually pull it off! I wonder if it's ever been done?

  • Rome Marbella
    Rome Marbella

    Great Job!!!!

  • John Fairchild
    John Fairchild

    I believe there was 47 people onboard

    • Speedbird

      Where? In the simulator?😆

  • amjan

    I would prefer to take the seat on the left - just like in a car - so I can operate the throttle with my right hand, just like the gear level. This would be much more convenient.

  • F H
    F H

    On the step #1 I literally already have a shit in my pants.

  • Josh p
    Josh p

    It would be easier if they made these planes with alexa.. haha

    • Speedbird

      The mall in Berlin?! 😆🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Gangfire

    I read/saw somewhere that in the entire history of commercial aviation there has _never_ been a case of the entire flight crew being unable to land the place and a passenger forced to do it (other than perhaps terrorist situations). Certainly in over a hundred years there have been cases where the pilot or copilot was incapacitated -- he had a heart attack, he "had the fish", etc. -- but the other flight crew member was always able to safely land the aircraft. My father was a flight engineer for several airlines -- Emery, MGM Grand, a few others. Despite being blind in one eye I'm sure he would have been able to land a plane safely. The next step in automation should be a big, well labeled button in the cockpit called "Land Plane". If Falcon 9 boosters can automatically land intact then certainly we can make a plane do it too.

    • amjan

      @Gangfire Oh, the general/commercial distinction here is what I missed. It has most likely never happened with commercial flights indeed. The wikipedia article "Talk-down aircraft landing" lists several generall aviation cases.

    • Gangfire

      @amjan There have been several instances of not-fully-qualified pilots safely landing planes (i.e. no/superficial injuries), but in every single case it was general aviation, not a _commercial_ flight. I did a little additional research and could not find a IRbin video where a non-flight-crew person on a commercial flight successfully landed the plane. One looked promising, a 15-year old who (as claimed) successfully landed a 737-800, but sadly it was click bait -- it was a _simulator_ landing. There's another case of a USAF B-1 pilot who was a passenger on the flight and assisted the First Officer, but he did not land the aircraft. But if there is a success video of a passenger landing a commercial flight I'd certainly like to see it, I love success stories like this. Please link the video here.

    • amjan

      There have been cases of a passanger landing a plane. You'll finds report on this on IRbin.

    • Speedbird

      Think flight 522 is the only flight were this could have been a possibility🤔