Do you clap when your plane lands ?
I was on a flight from tenerife to Manchester, ad both there and back people clapped on landing, we had minor turbulence.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
As a pilot, I can tell you that like anyone else, I (we) appreciate when people let us know they enjoyed their flight, or even clap at our landings.
We cannot always avoid turbulence, but I can tell you that we take each and ever landing seriously, despite how routine they may seem. (and to the fella who confused ILS with autoland, even those aircraft equipped with autoland systems, we use it less than 1% of the time)
You tip waiters and hairdressers, you say thank you to soldiers even if they have not have ever seen combat, and thinking back you have probably clapped your hands for some really silly things.... There is nothing wrong with clapping, or expressing your thanks for a job well done to the flight crew.
- Anonymous3 years ago
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- J.DOTLv 41 decade ago
Not really but there was one time when I was about to land in Manila with my dad, there was heavy turbulence along South China Sea and when we landed, all of the passengers were clapping maybe because they arrived safe.
The poosibility also can be that they clap for thanking the whole crew of the airline for the service and safety
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think it is polite to clap and I'll do it if everyone else does too!
But to be honest, the majority of aircraft have 'ILS Landing' systems now, so the autopilot can do all the work while the pilot simply monitors the screens etc...So clapping the pilot may not be what it's cut out to be!
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- 4 years ago
I'm italian so i always clap hands because almost every italian does it..and so time ago I thought it was normal.. Then i found out only some people do it :)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I love when people clap on airplanes, and it's kind of funny when some of them whistle, lol. I've done it a couple times, but I've noticed people do this mostly when traveling to other countries since the flight takes longer I guess. I see it as a way of celebrating the fact you got to your destination safely :D
- dieselLv 61 decade ago
I've never seen anybody clap on any flight I have been on, either domestic or international. Seems a little strange to me that anybody would do that. That would make as much sense as clapping after a bus ride or taxi ride.
- 6 years ago
Screw pilots, I clap for the autopilot
- Yankees34Lv 41 decade ago
Yea on international flights you always here clapping, it always happens on my international flights, on domestic you rarely hear clapping if any at all.
- MichaelLv 41 decade ago
Clap just because the Pilot and crew did the job they're paid for without cocking it up? I'll applaud somebody who performs an extraordinary feat, but not somebody who has (with all due respect to their training and experience) only achieved what their Job Description calls for.