This is a variation on an old chestnut: “Could a layperson land a passenger jet?”
I’m curious how quickly people think a layperson could be taught to land a big jet. Let’s say the amount of time it would take to teach a reasonably intelligent and competent adult to hypothetically land a 747 with no fatalities 50% of the time.
What I’m angling at is teaching someone to land a 747 while it’s still in the air and only has X hours of flight time left due to fuel amount. Without looking it up I’ll make a (probably bad) ballpark guess that fully fueled with an average seating set-up and avg. flight conditions a 747 can fly 13-16 hours or so?
Could the hypothetical layperson be hypothetically* taught in that time?
If this was to ever happen IRL I’d assume that the teaching would be over the radio as any competent teacher present would be flying the plane instead of teaching.
But by the power invested in me as the OP Hypotheticalizer I want to make it in-person teaching instead. Let’s say the teacher is with the lay-pilot in the simulator so they can use hand-gestures, charts, films, etc. to teach but they can not perform any actual flying or touch the controls.
*I want to put this in a advanced flight simulator to try to remove most of the stress on the lay-pilot and to of course avoid thousands of people dying as we experiment.