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    The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    The captain announced at 30,000 feet that he was not qualified to land the plane. So he turned the plane around and flew back to the airport they had left hours earlier.

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    'This is your captain. Sorry... but I'm not qualified to land the plane,' Flybe pilot tells stunned passengers | Mail Online


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Actually he was correct. He had not yet completed the training on that particular model of aircraft for a foggy landing, it sounds a lot worse than it is.


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    A lot better than the alternative if he attempts to land and fails.


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Sounds like he did the right thing. Just may be could worded it a little better. After reading the head line, many great lines from Airplane come to mind. "What do you mean you can land this plane? Shirley, you must be kidding."




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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Actually he was correct. He had not yet completed the training on that particular model of aircraft for a foggy landing, it sounds a lot worse than it is.
    Shouldn't the captain be capable of flying the plane in ANY situation? I'm pretty sure that is what I would want.

    What if the next field has fog too?



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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    I am NOT a plane guy. A pilot saying that **** would freak me the hell out.



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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by kgreeny View Post
    Sounds like he did the right thing. Just may be could worded it a little better. After reading the head line, many great lines from Airplane come to mind. "What do you mean you can land this plane? Shirley, you must be kidding."

    I'm not kidding, and stop calling me Shirley.


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    I'm not kidding, and stop calling me Shirley.
    Sorry...but its...

    I'm serious... and don't call me Shirley.



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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    What happens if fog moved into the originator airport.


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I am NOT a plane guy. A pilot saying that **** would freak me the hell out.
    I agree. That must have been a LONG ride back.



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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I am NOT a plane guy. A pilot saying that **** would freak me the hell out.
    This is why I've never been on a plane. Seriously, I would have rather the co-pilot came on the air and said "Sorry, the pilot has had a stroke and we need to turn around."


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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    This is why I've never been on a plane. Seriously, I would have rather the co-pilot came on the air and said "Sorry, the pilot has had a stroke and we need to turn around."
    When we flew into Key West on our honeymoon, it was in an 8 seat plane. I sat literally behind the pilot. I should not be allowed to watch the pilot at work or watch the gauges on the plane. My imagination is too active. Plus, I spent the whole flight wondering how healthy he was



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    Re: The captain says I'm not qualified to land this plane

    Quote Originally Posted by kgreeny View Post
    After reading the head line, many great lines from Airplane come to mind. "What do you mean you can land this plane? Shirley, you must be kidding."

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    I'm not kidding, and stop calling me Shirley.

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Sorry...but its...

    I'm serious... and don't call me Shirley.

    But if you look at the post that he quoted, I would consider his response correct.



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