How to Land a 737, As Explained by a Commercial Pilot [video]

It's every passenger's worst nightmare: The pilots are unconscious and there's no one else aboard the plane qualified to land it. That's when a Primer man takes a deep breath and stands up. Commercial airline pilot Tim Morgan walks us through a detailed simulator, including how to radio for help and what to expect from air traffic control.

While watching this video won't actually make that moment any easier, it's a fascinating look into how the process works. As Superman says: Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel! Safe flying – or landing, I guess.

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Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.