Imagine being the pilot of this plane

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  1. Shithead

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    Delta flight makes emergency landing in Denver after severe hail storm shatters windshield, wipes off nose cone
    BY Deborah Hastings
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Saturday, August 8, 2015, 6:20 PM
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      Delta aircraft makes emergency landing in Denver after hailstorm destroys windshield, leaving pilots unable to see through it.
      A Delta flight bound for Salt Lake City was forced to make an emergency landing after a freak, severe hail storm destroyed the jetliner's windshield and pounded away its nose cone, authorities said.

      Flight 1889, which originated in Boston, had flown through a bad thunderstorm in the Midwest, encountering pelting hail and turbulence that terrified some passengers, ABC reported.

      Pilots radioed air traffic controllers Friday night that the plane's windshield was destroyed and impossible to see through.

      They were instructed to make an emergency landing in Denver, and were forced to rely on instruments to land because visibility was so poor.

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      A Delta jetliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver after flying through a hail storm that shattered its windshield and ripped off its nose cone.
     
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    As bad as it looks ( and it looks bad) the only thing pilots really have to do manually, is take off.
    30 seconds into the flight, the computer takes over, and does the rest.

    Now....how would you like to have been a passenger on that bitch? I'd shit myself somewhere outside of Topeka.
     
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    No side windows?
     
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    Not really. The autopilot is pretty much only used once at altitude and only to maintain existing headings. Pilots still do a ton of manual maneuvers. Every course correction to avoid weather, to take advantages of more favorable winds, to communicate with ground control (communication is NO easy feat), etc. take offs and landings are VERY laborious and this doesn't include all of the checklists, check-ins, technical issues, and crew command that they need to address mid flight.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    it's not even winter yet!
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I was certain this would be a video of a certain group of people behaving like they were at Chuck-E-Cheese.

    Then I saw the smashed windshield, and I was certain it would be a certain flavor of youth acting like he was at a car dealership at 1AM.

    Then I saw a bunch of white people severely inconvenienced, and I was certain it would be due to a certain group of ghetto-dwellers.

    Then I found out it was just ice. Vanilla Ice. White people problems.
     
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    Snotty Crunchy guy living in a creamy world...... VIP

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    Pfffffffft, Hail? Mutha' Fuckas' best be glad they did try to fly through Chuck Norris!!!
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    Man was not meant to fly. I'll take my horse and buggy, thank you.
     
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    Me too!

    I would still rather be that pilot than one of the poor bastards that drives those manure-carrying Megabusses from Chicago to here every day.
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless

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    If man was meant to fly we'd have wings…..:grad: Love that quote..Up there with God made Adam and Eve..Not Adam and Steve...
     
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    "The pilot wasn't a hero, he was just doing his job, since they have to deal with stuff like this all the time" - Robin
     
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    Why couldn't the hail storm have nailed this flight ?
     
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    That plane made in china?