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How can a non-pilot land a single-engine plane in an emergency?

Yes, non-pilots have successfully landed small aircraft many times. Unfortunately not every time. If you would like to be better prepared then the average passenger, get a copy of MS Flight simulator ...
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How can a non-pilot land a single-engine plane in an emergency?

It all depends on the weather and the time of day or night. Daytime VMC - that is, when you can see the terrain clearly? Point the plane at some smooth terrain and slowly reduce power, unless the ...
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Flying using less fuel in one tank

If anything, flying with one tank full and one at, say, 1/2 empty will increase drag, because of the aileron displacement required to offset the lateral imbalance, plus a small rudder input to ...
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Could commercial jets take a steeper initial glide path on landing?

The simple answer to this is clearly "yes, they could". It appears that the glide path could be made steeper through the use of flaps alone. Speed brakes (or even landing gear) are obviously ...
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Could commercial jets take a steeper initial glide path on landing?

A descent procedure optimized to minimize noise is the Continuous Descent Arrival (CDA), where aircraft avoid leveling off during the arrival phase, which would come with increased thrust and ...
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Landing with Gusts

Though an accurate answer would rely on knowing what aircraft type you are referring to, I think in general you are also getting a little confused with the idea of lift and pitch. Gusty conditions can ...
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