Always be thankful when pilots land you safely

Jimmy Wanjala When pilots bring you safely to the ground, you should be thankful; don’t complain. Pilots deal with lots of natural factors. The biggest menace is the weather. It makes their work very difficult, especially during take-off and landing. What goes up must come back to the ground. When an aircraft approaches landing in poor weather, the pilot has several options. DIVERSION If the weather is extreme, instead of landing and endangering lives, the pilot can divert to another safer location, which has better weather. Safety is key. The pilot is legally obligated to carry extra fuel for purposes of diverting and in this case between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on the new destination. ILS ILS means Instrument Landing System. This is a precision radio navigation system that provides short-range guidance to aircraft to allow them to approach a runway at night or in bad weather. You have probably witnessed this when approaching the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and wondering how the superhero pilot landed safely. Pilots use ILS to guide them to land safely. Mother nature determines the decision the pilot will make. Safe skies.