Super Stellar Friday: “How to Fly (and Land) an Airplane”
April 16, 2010 @ 12:00 am EDT
Don O’Brien has accumulated thousands of flight hours, gaining extensive experience in world-wide flying for over 39 years, both as a decorated combat pilot in the USAF and as an airline captain. Don will present an introduction to the basics of flying an airplane with a hands-on attempt at flying the “Wright Flyer” and other scenarios using flight simulators with control yokes. Discover the challenges pilots face and the dynamics involved in different situations like the recent “landing” in the Hudson River.