On 12 Jul 2005, at 20:51, Paul Jakma wrote:
>> Eh - no - why would Kamikaze pilots have learnt to land? :-)
>> Well, in order to:
>> a) complete those 8 hours of flight training
> b) fly their planes to the relevant south pacific island where they
> were to wait for the pig dog american aircraft fleets.. :)
They wouldn't have had to learn how to land to do that - could have had
"all" their training in dual seat trainers.
From Wikipedia, that notoriously unreliable source:
To ensure that pilots could not baulk from suicide missions, some were
bolted into their cockpits. Many were never taught how to land.
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