Here’s the thing about flying small aircraft—it’s a dangerous enterprise.
While commercial air travel is still statistically the safest form of travel, smaller aircraft can fall victim to bad weather, pilot error, and a host of other issues.
The Kennedy kid that crashed his plane on the way to Martha’s Vineyard comes to mind.
Anyway, the point is this: When something goes wrong at 3,000 feet, you need a steady hand and calm demeanor.
The guy that lands this aircraft on a busy roadway is what we refer to as a smooth operator.