When flying in the clouds pilots have to maneuver their aircraft to get to the runway to land. A rather complicated combination of instruments and skills are needed and the last part of landing using only the instruments in the aircraft happens when the aircraft is finally flying in line with the runway but five or six miles away and about eight hundred feet above the ground. The pilot only needs to know, very precisely where it is on the map until it reaches the point where it can safely descend to get to the end of the runway. At a precise point in mid-air the glideslope indicator starts to wiggle and if the aircraft is being flown correctly the pilot starts the procedure to fly the aircraft towards the ground but it’s getting more and more dangerous as the aircraft gets lower and lower. The glide path is used to make sure the aircraft is descending, flying in the right direction at the right speed with the landing gear extended and the aircraft is configured to land but it’s not over until the pilot sees the runway environment. That’s the end of the glide path and the beginning of flying the aircraft over the runway and letting it get lower and lower until it contacts the runway. It still has to be stopped. When it’s slowed down enough to make a turn it leaves the runway and taxi’s to the building. Then it stops. Landing an aircraft in bad weather is complicated. So is winning the Presidency. It’s not for everybody.

For Donald Trump, the flight ends when he wins the election in November. 

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