Can blind pilots fly a plane? Ridiculous right? Of course it is. But just in case, what if? How would passengers react?
Roger Tower, TransMere 4231 Ready for Takeoff, RWY 14 Left.
Pilot with a White Cane?
One day at a busy airport, the passengers on a commercial airliner are seated waiting for the pilot and co-pilot to show up so the plane can take off. The pilot and co-pilot finally appear in the rear of the plane, and begin walking up to the cockpit through the aisle.
Both appear to be blind. The pilot is using a while cane, bumping into passengers as he walks down the aisle, and the co-pilot is using a guide dog. Both have huge sunglasses covering their eyes. At first the passengers don't react thinking it is a practical joke.
After a few minutes the engines start up and the plane starts down the runway. The passengers look at each other with uneasiness and look toward the flight attendants for reassurance. The plane gets going really fast and approaches take-off speed. The passengers begin to panic. As the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the runway, the voices of people praying get more and more hysterical.
Finally, when the plane is less than 10 feet from the end of the runway, all the passengers begin to scream at once. At the last moment the plane lifts off and is airborne.
Up in the cockpit, the co-pilot breathes a sigh of relief and says to the Captain:
"You know, one of these days the passengers aren't going to scream and we're going to get killed."
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