GOOOOOOD Morning POTTY People!
Welcome back to another episode of POTTY Time with POTTYMINTS!
We don’t want to waste any time this week, because we have a fantastic and pretty unbelievable story that happened this past week…
For our Main Story this week, we go to West Palm Beach where we hear the miraculous story of Darren Harrison… who was forced to land the plane after his pilot became incoherent… with no prior flight experience!
Planes… The Uber Pool of the Sky
Darren Harrison, was on vacation in Florida and decided to charter a small plane to the Bahamas, to go fishing
After a long day of fishing, Harrison called his pregnant wife, told her about his day - and hopped back on the single-engine Cessna 208 plane he came on
Little did he know that on the way back… his pilot would collapse on the steering wheel, going completely incoherent
Harrison was left no choice, as the plane began to nose dive toward the Florida Coast…
He took his seatbelt off, moved the incoherent pilot from the controls… plugged in the Captains headset… and calmly said to Air Traffic Control… "I have no idea how to fly the airplane."
Air Traffic Controller Robert Morgan, a certified flight instructor, was on a break when the call came in from the plane, headed out from the Bahamas.
"I rush over there and I walk in and the room is really busy ... and they're like, 'Hey, this pilot's incapacitated. The passengers are flying the plane. They have no flying experience,"
To make things even worse, Morgan had never flown this model Cessna.
So he was forced to pull up a picture of the instrument panel's layout and started guiding his new student step-by-step.
Morgan eventually made the key decision to guide the aircraft to the area's biggest airport, helping the passenger-turned-pilot position his aircraft 8 miles out from Palm Beach International, "just so he could just have a really big target to aim at."
But wait… there’s more
As Harrison is about to make his initial decent… the air traffic control feed cuts off
Leaving Morgan in the dark… not knowing how to help Harrison land the plane
Minutes later… connection gets restored, and Morgan found out that he had successfully landed the plane!
Other pilots were stunned, as another air traffic controller relayed across the airwaves what had just unfolded…
"You just witnessed a couple of passengers land that plane…"
"Did you say the passengers landed the airplane?" the American Airlines pilot asked.
"Oh, my God. Great job," he said.
After the Cessna's landing, Morgan met his new student, who gave him a big hug and said thank you.
"It was an emotional moment. He said that he just wanted to get home to his pregnant wife," Morgan said. "And that felt even better."
"In my eyes, he was the hero," Morgan said. "I was just doing my job."
So if you ever wondered why people applaud at the end of flights… maybe they are just applauding that they didn't have to land the plane themselves.
Let's Jet into this week’s POTTY Picks!
You’ve definitely seen James Hong’s face before.
From “Blade Runner” and “Airplane!” to “The Big Bang Theory” and “Seinfeld,” Hong has racked up over 500 credits.
That’s more than any actor living or dead.
Born in Minnesota, Hong is of Chinese descent and started acting in Hollywood in the 1950s.
He has spent his career combating clichés and fighting for more opportunities for Asians in television and film.
At the age of 93, Hong is showing no signs of slowing down.
And this week… he continued to make history, as he received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Making him the oldest working actor to receive the prestigious honor!
We are now at that point of the year where everyone has started to take on running…
Putting on that free t-shirt you caught at a New York Knicks game t-shirt cannon… stepping outside and starting to become the Usain Bolt you always knew you could be!
This week, we wanted to give you some of our favorite songs to help push you that extra mile!
This week we feature 5 songs from:
As many frequent readers of this blog will know, there are some weeks where we struggle to write this section of the blog…
And then there are times where something falls in you lap… and this week is one of those Bathroom Moments!
Benedict Cumberbatch hosted SNL with musical guest Arcade Fire, and he reprised his role as the “cool guy” when it comes to using the Bathroom
For those of you unaware of his original sketch… here you go!
So this week, Cumberbatch had to up the anti… and boy did he deliver!
We love this idea! I mean, why not recline… it may even help the bathroom experience!
Thanks for joining us for another episode of POTTY TIme with POTTYMINTS!
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As you all know, no POTTY Time with POTTYMINTS is complete with out a quote for the week ahead!
This week, we wanted to feature a quote from someone we have recently stumbled upon, and that is the brilliant Alan Watts.
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
We all have a tendency to overthink or overanalyze our decisions, but instead, as Watts suggests - lets remind ourselves to take chances, and actively seek discomfort.
It is in these moments that we truly find out more about ourselves, and what it means to be alive!
We hope you have a great week, make sure to have some fun and play!