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


  1. Brian Thompson

    Brian Thompson

    پیش 2 ساعت

    Well first step would be to get the radio on and say mayday mayday passager flying the plane I need help landing and treat me like I have no clue what I’m doing because well I don’t.

  2. roman terradellas

    roman terradellas

    پیش 4 ساعت

    Now imagine to make it in a old plane that not have autoland.

  3. clik uk

    clik uk

    پیش 5 ساعت

    I think 99% of people trying to make contact could not do all that or remember your instruction WHY NOT JUST HAVE ONE BUTTON FOR THIS To simple

  4. Syed Zaghlul Ali

    Syed Zaghlul Ali

    پیش 5 ساعت

    Runway 08. Arthur Hailey.

  5. coolajmal vlogs

    coolajmal vlogs

    پیش 7 ساعت

    I thought it was very tough ..but now understood it's every easy😛

  6. Luis Mendoza

    Luis Mendoza

    پیش 10 ساعت

    1.8 Million people have watched this video, I feel better already while flying

  7. Valerie K

    Valerie K

    پیش 15 ساعت

    i'd shit myself when the alarm went off @20.

  8. MegaMick


    پیش 16 ساعت

    Seems like setting the right radio frequency is the hardest part! there should just be a "one push emergency frequency button"! Thanks for sharing

  9. ukballyhoo


    پیش 19 ساعت

    Another great video, really interesting. "If you're a nervous flyer, download these instructions" - like one of those who burst into tears on takeoff? 🤣🤣 Yes that would be good therapy for them, I can see the logic there.



    پیش 22 ساعت

    I would have to pull up GPS on my phone first, not really worried about controlling the aircraft.

  11. Pius N Nwachukwu

    Pius N Nwachukwu

    پیش روز

    The plane can fall off the sky in just 4 mins, this video took 29 mins to explain.

  12. Alex Gayle

    Alex Gayle

    پیش روز

    Thank you

  13. Dustin Shaffer

    Dustin Shaffer

    پیش روز

    Push the yoke all the way to the dash, and pull the throttle all the way until you hear the engine roar. Now unfasten seat belt, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

  14. Reiner Lang

    Reiner Lang

    پیش روز

    Good Instructor ! No.1 priority Learn Radio instructions and then talk to the right people .

  15. MrBiaux


    پیش روز

    Surgeon vs Pilot: Which one has more stress in their duty?

    • Speedbird


      پیش روز a mile😆

  16. Gary Keyes

    Gary Keyes

    پیش روز

    Great video for a "God Forbid.." scenario. Also for pilot enthusiasts (like myself) to be inform on the possibility of having take over or assist in an emergency!

  17. Marcel s

    Marcel s

    پیش روز

    Ok ladies and gent Dose anyone know how to fly a plane Me: yes I fly a cessna 152 I was waiting for this day all my life

  18. Nick Poeschek

    Nick Poeschek

    پیش روز

    I imagine “mayday mayday, passenger flying the aircraft” would be officially classified as a Code Brown situation. I was impressed at the Mythbusters episode where, if I remember right, the ATC was able to talk them down to a reasonably decent landing.

  19. Affiliate Lifestyle

    Affiliate Lifestyle

    پیش روز

    Wow! What a guy!

  20. Sean Kim

    Sean Kim

    پیش 2 روز

    Takes deep breath, Opens eyes and sees the ocean

  21. JM F

    JM F

    پیش 2 روز

    the radio explanation is not very clear. "obs you need to release the button lol " what button?

  22. 1220b


    پیش 2 روز

    Saved to favourites just in case.

  23. Zenaida Chavez Terrobias

    Zenaida Chavez Terrobias

    پیش 2 روز

    Thanks for sharing. In case no choice. Hope I got good wifi to watch you again.

  24. Vinnie Koch

    Vinnie Koch

    پیش 2 روز

    This is great information to know. Hopefully we will never have to use it, but good to have. Are these procedures pretty much the same for BOEING jets and AIRBUS jets?

    • Speedbird


      پیش روز

      General similarities, but no, not really.

  25. Protoka


    پیش 2 روز

    Spend 100+hrs practicing take off and landing. Still have no idea how to work the radio works. Simbrain.

  26. Cami Lito

    Cami Lito

    پیش 2 روز

    Piece of cake‼️

  27. bullshed58


    پیش 2 روز

    This video was very interesting but I still don't think most people can handle that kind of pressure

  28. Elighttice


    پیش 2 روز

    Al-Qaeda liked this video.

  29. Jack Wilson

    Jack Wilson

    پیش 2 روز

    Fascinating. Thank you

  30. LTC Games Division

    LTC Games Division

    پیش 2 روز

    Someone here knows how different cabins in different models are? Becasue clearly there are significant changes, but mainly, do Airbus and Boeing try to make them the most similar possible? (When the aircraft have similar capabilities). And what model would this be? I can see it has 2 motors so its not the worst situation one can be in hahaha.

    • Speedbird


      پیش 2 روز

      No cabin in a flight simulator😉 This is the cockpit of a Boeing 737NG..most likely a -800, but I cant see the temperature control panel on the P-5 panel so its hard to tell🤷🏻‍♂️ An Airbus cockpit looks completely different🤭 But the simulators are exactly like the aircraft type cockpit.

  31. James Eddy

    James Eddy

    پیش 3 روز

    Excellent video, very interesting. Glad I will never have to use it.

  32. S. Morris

    S. Morris

    پیش 3 روز

    In 2021 please tell me why there is not a huge button clearly marked in the cockpit "no pilots press here" then the auto pilot completely takes over the entire flight and radio transmissions and landing of the plane. Go figure.

    • Speedbird


      پیش 2 روز

      Because of logic..😆

  33. A. Pérez

    A. Pérez

    پیش 3 روز

    If the passenger is an airline pilot of a similar aircraft. Other than Including myself. Uh60 Blackhawk and single engine fixed wing aircraft. I would give it a shot though lol

  34. 宮崎庄部フルール


    پیش 3 روز

    WHAT? a 30 minute vid? I ain't got no time anymore. Pls help me, I need to land this plane immediately

  35. Clear Adventure

    Clear Adventure

    پیش 3 روز

    1. You have to do 5 things you will never remember to talk to help on frequency 121.5 2. He says you have to push a button to talk, but does not show the button. 3. I am six minutes into this video, realizing every plane is different, so all these panels and knobs may be in different locations. 4. They should make getting a hold of help easier. 5. Good luck.

    • Clear Adventure

      Clear Adventure

      پیش 2 روز

      @Speedbird Good catch, I was still busy trying to figure out all the other procedures that are too complicated in an emergency for a novice. My bad. There should be ONE emergency button, even for pilots that are in a bad way, sick, etc, to make all those things happen at once. It is anything but hard to create. They make this like a typewriter, too hard to make sense, and that is on purpose.

    • Speedbird


      پیش 2 روز

      2. 4:34

  36. The S Word

    The S Word

    پیش 3 روز

    Step 1. Cocaine, Opium, Cannabis... maybe a quick comedy in flight movie..

  37. Zakna


    پیش 3 روز

    yes.. but how do you open the door to the cockpit? :o

    • Speedbird


      پیش 2 روز


  38. Xavier C.

    Xavier C.

    پیش 3 روز

    after landing uneventfully and powering off the engines: *autopilot disengage alarm starts blaring while the cabin goes dark* me: holy fuk, we're all gonna die!

  39. guitawrizt


    پیش 3 روز

    *_Cool- piece o' Cake._*

  40. ʞɔᴉᗭǝlpooN


    پیش 3 روز

    Just connect an Xbox controller and you will be fine /s

  41. Jaroslav Vrzal

    Jaroslav Vrzal

    پیش 4 روز

    Why do you suggest the right seat. I´ve been used to fly the airplane from the left seat so, I would be feeling more comfortable

  42. Kevin E

    Kevin E

    پیش 4 روز

    This was the perfect video I’ve been looking for. I don’t wanna learn how to fly. I just want to know how to land Lol. 👍🏾👍🏾

  43. hector vargas

    hector vargas

    پیش 4 روز

    When the emergency crew reach the cockpit they will need masks because it will be an awful smell from me shitting on myself!

  44. KabbalahSherry


    پیش 4 روز

    Wait, so you're telling me, that the most important 1st step, is to know HOW to get access to Air Traffic Control using old school radio frequencies, etc... when I can barely get WiFi to work most of the time?! On the ground?! 🤦🏻‍♀️😩 We're DEAD in that case...

  45. Julius


    پیش 4 روز

    The best tutorial you hopfully never need

  46. T Kandy

    T Kandy

    پیش 4 روز

    Brilliant video, well done. Now we need to watch a video of what to do if you have to emergency land somewhere that is not a runway, so you cannot use auto pilot.

  47. DCussen


    پیش 4 روز

    If I’m in the scenario, I will forget everything I’ve seen in this video. However, I will download it and do a quick refresh and we will be fine.

  48. Raymond Meyers

    Raymond Meyers

    پیش 4 روز

    Anybody with half a brain and the ability to follow instructions could land a commercial aircraft with the latest avionics.

  49. N.S.A.


    پیش 4 روز

    Me: ”Guess the rapture didn’t take me. Or was it Thanos?”

  50. Sai Praveen

    Sai Praveen

    پیش 4 روز

    I don’t think that this will never happen in any of the passengers career

  51. Juan Yepez

    Juan Yepez

    پیش 5 روز

    Nowadays with that Technology on board. It’s a yes

  52. Ilgar Majidov

    Ilgar Majidov

    پیش 5 روز

    That`s great lesson. For more safety, is better to connect remote pilot with full access. For example the computer measures both pilots health condition. If something wrong, system sends request to connect pilot on the ground to safety land the aircraft.

  53. Milan Djuricic

    Milan Djuricic

    پیش 5 روز

    Stewardess: We lost both pilots! Can anyone please land the plane? Passenger: Inshallah, I will land it! Allah ak... Stewardess: Anyone else? ... Passenger: But I am a trained pilot, I can land. ... ... Stewardess: So.... No-one?

  54. jimbom02


    پیش 5 روز

    What a champ awesome video hats off to you mentour

  55. Gregory Kosins

    Gregory Kosins

    پیش 5 روز

    No, but I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night! (USA cultural reference).

  56. Jonathan Ulery

    Jonathan Ulery

    پیش 5 روز

    I would rather take my chances landing than taking off ...take off is the hardest part of flight ....

  57. Darwin Risdon

    Darwin Risdon

    پیش 5 روز

    Piece of cake! Hardly any details to remember; ...where do I order my pilot's license from? 😐

  58. rohit nautiyal

    rohit nautiyal

    پیش 5 روز

    I will probably just IRmys on how to land 737-800.

  59. Žiga Tretjak

    Žiga Tretjak

    پیش 5 روز

    Easy peasy unless you have to do it

  60. Yafuker Sheldon

    Yafuker Sheldon

    پیش 5 روز

    My luck, I'd swallow a goose. Or is there a button for that?

  61. Graham j.

    Graham j.

    پیش 5 روز

    Why do they get paid so much they do f all

  62. MeK-DirT


    پیش 5 روز

    1 - save this video in favorite 2 - make sure that the plane has wi-fi

  63. Ihana Kaunotar

    Ihana Kaunotar

    پیش 5 روز

    Omg this radio is too much 😅😅😅

  64. John Sun

    John Sun

    پیش 5 روز

    Why the engine thrust level never change when speed is change to slower? I assume you would need less power to slow down.

  65. John Sun

    John Sun

    پیش 5 روز

    Now I can be a hero 1 day.

  66. Trace Stevens

    Trace Stevens

    پیش 5 روز

    This was a great experience landing a plane! Terrific!

  67. Stenzolid


    پیش 6 روز

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

  68. Brian Lopez

    Brian Lopez

    پیش 6 روز

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

  69. dan ionel

    dan ionel

    پیش 6 روز

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

  70. Edward Wood

    Edward Wood

    پیش 6 روز

    Wow amazing good info

  71. A n j

    A n j

    پیش 6 روز

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

    • A n j

      A n j

      پیش 2 روز

      @Speedbird thank you.

    • Speedbird


      پیش 3 روز

      @A n j He explained why tho..well sort of😆He could have added that the runway is more than long enough🙄

    • A n j

      A n j

      پیش 3 روز

      @Speedbird but he didnt use it..just curious.

    • Speedbird


      پیش 4 روز


  72. 10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी

    10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment - हिन्दी

    پیش 6 روز

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

    • CraftingCat 99

      CraftingCat 99

      پیش 4 روز

      Turbo Prop Flight simulator?😁

  73. Daniel Goodman

    Daniel Goodman

    پیش 6 روز

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

  74. bill haar

    bill haar

    پیش 6 روز

    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 “

  75. Jeffery Stocker

    Jeffery Stocker

    پیش 6 روز


  76. anothername


    پیش 6 روز

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

  77. Nim Sandhu

    Nim Sandhu

    پیش 6 روز

    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...

  78. JNorene Platt

    JNorene Platt

    پیش 6 روز

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

  79. Monica Enriquez

    Monica Enriquez

    پیش 6 روز

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

  80. Jesus


    پیش 6 روز

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

  81. A G

    A G

    پیش 6 روز

    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....

  82. Chris Hetherington

    Chris Hetherington

    پیش 6 روز

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

  83. mrmichael20


    پیش 6 روز

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

  84. CJdoubleM


    پیش 7 روز

    Pretty smart planes now days

  85. Stephen


    پیش 7 روز

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

  86. FEARoperative


    پیش 7 روز

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

  87. Jan Stor

    Jan Stor

    پیش 7 روز

    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


      پیش 6 روز

      No fuel dumping system on the 737NG

  88. Marcello Bacchetta

    Marcello Bacchetta

    پیش 7 روز

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

  89. Christopher R J Kane

    Christopher R J Kane

    پیش 7 روز

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

  90. Chanju Banda

    Chanju Banda

    پیش 7 روز

    Answer is no

  91. Billy G.

    Billy G.

    پیش 7 روز

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

  92. SMK


    پیش 7 روز

    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.

  93. Creative & Colourful

    Creative & Colourful

    پیش 8 روز

    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.

  94. Marc Van Gastel

    Marc Van Gastel

    پیش 8 روز

    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.

  95. Mur Mur

    Mur Mur

    پیش 8 روز

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

  96. Brett Nine

    Brett Nine

    پیش 8 روز

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

  97. Gen-Z TechExpert

    Gen-Z TechExpert

    پیش 8 روز

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

    • Speedbird


      پیش 7 روز

      Of course😉

  98. Sania Ungarova

    Sania Ungarova

    پیش 8 روز

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

  99. Ilian Karasimirov

    Ilian Karasimirov

    پیش 8 روز

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

  100. Scuba Pasta

    Scuba Pasta

    پیش 8 روز

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