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  • Everyone else on the plane is unconscious. You are the only one who can land it. And

  • you've never flown a plane before. What do you do next?

  • I'm at Virtual Aviation's million-pound simulator in Cambridge,

  • with Morag and Matt, and my job is simple.

  • Land the plane, and show you how to do it too.

  • You know, just in case.

  • And don't forget, this is part of Comic Relief's School of YouTube.

  • Everyone here's given their time for free to make this happen,

  • and we hope you learn something from it,

  • but remember we're doing this to raise money for children worldwide

  • who have limited or no access to educaiton at all.

  • Details of how you can help are on screen now,

  • and if you can donate, please do.

  • All right. Let's land this thing.

  • GORDON BURNS: "Tom, then, on his approach to London Heathrow Airport.

  • "Very strong crosswinds to contend with."

  • TOM: Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...

  • GORDON BURNS: "So, wrestling a bit with the control column.

  • "Bringing it back to centre only stops the roll continuing,

  • "he needs to nudge it the other way to get on course.

  • TOM: I'm way too high. Pull the thrust ba--ack!

  • GORDON BURNS: "Swaying in the wind, and he reduces the thrust

  • "to get the nose down.

  • "But I think it's too much, he's coming in too low."

  • COMPUTER: Pull up!

  • TOM: I'm trying!

  • GORDON BURNS: "There's the warning system, ordering him to pull up,

  • "and he has got the nose back, but is it enough?

  • "Is he going to land short of that runway?

  • "He's almost down, he is short and veering left..."

  • TOM: That's technically on the runway!

  • GORDON BURNS: "Not on the runway, he's lucky there's no building there,

  • "but he's got a problem, he doesn't realise it, I don't think."

  • TOM: Why are... why are we not stopping?

  • GORDON BURNS: "But he has accidentally disabled the auto brake,

  • "so he's not going to stop."

  • TIM TAYLOR, INSTRUCTOR: "And we've crashed." (LAUGHTER)

  • GORDON BURNS: "But not a bad effort from Tom.

  • "Morag next. Can she do better?

  • "A set of lights next to the runway guide her on height.

  • "If they appear white, she knows she's too high. Red for too low.

  • "But she's struggling here with the crosswinds.

  • "Just needs to keep calm and nudge the 737 back on course, which she has done nicely.

  • "And she'll be guided by those dials on height and direction."

  • COMPUTER: Sink rate! (ALARM) Pull up!

  • GORDON BURNS: "She is correcting, correcting too much,

  • "she needs to pull up again.

  • "And now she's overdone that too, so she's very high now.

  • "With the runway ahead -- there it is, she's supposed to be down on that runway,

  • "so she's in trouble here, this plane is getting away from her at the moment,

  • "automatic emergency instructions getting a bit frantic with her now,

  • "we are on our way down and there's only one way this flight will finish,

  • "and it's not good.

  • "Finally, it's Matt at the controls,

  • "and looking good in these early stages.

  • "The flight director instrument showing him he is almost bang on the descent path."

  • MATT: Oh, hello! (LAUGHS)

  • GORDON BURNS: "And he needs to follow the small purple diamonds with the control column

  • "and that will keep him on course.

  • "And he is very much on course at the minute, using the thrust lever skilfully there

  • "to adjust his height. He's keeping calm.

  • "Just small inputs on the controls keeping him pretty much on line.

  • "And he's heading straight for that runway, he seems pleased at that,

  • "this is a really good approach, easy does it now,

  • "is he going to miss the runway, surely not, tilting left a bit... and...

  • "that was probably the wing clipping the runway, but he is down.

  • "And now on the rudder pedals to steer it back towards the runway.

  • "And that, Matt, was a very good effort.

  • "So at the end of the round, at the end of the contest,

  • "Matt is the clear winner."

  • MATT: I think I landed that!

  • TIM TAYLOR, INSTRUCTOR: Yeah, you did! That was the best one out of the lot.

  • MATT: Yaaaay!

  • TIM TAYLOR, INSTRUCTOR: You're the only one to have made touchdown on the runway.

  • (LAUGHTER)

  • TOM: If you're ever the only one who can land a plane, that is how you do it.

  • And if you've learned something, then please,

  • help someone who hasn't got that chance.

  • £5 could help a Zambian orphan go to school for a month

  • and get a meal every day there, perhaps the only meal that they'll get

  • so please, pick up the phone, click the link on screen, and donate if you can.

  • Thank you to Virtual Aviation, thank you to Gordon Burns for the wonderful voiceover,

  • and thank you to Comic Relief for setting all this up.

  • That is how you land a plane in an emergency.

Everyone else on the plane is unconscious. You are the only one who can land it. And

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How to Land a Plane in an Emergency

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