"Two-thousand feet. Arm landing gear. Bring it down a bit. Roll left. Left. Left. Pitch down-you don't want to overshoot the runway. OK, 400 feet, deploy landing gear. Roll right. Right. Come on. Get on centerline. Not too much! Roll back left. You're too far right. Look at the horizon. Level your wings. Oh, this isn't good." My crewmates behind me giggle, reminding me it's only a simulation.
We all brace, then touchdown. I land it just right of the runway and plunge through the soggy Florida turf. My foot stabs at the left rudder pedal; with enough momentum, I sneak back onto the runway-nowhere near the coveted centerline, but close enough to ease my embarrassment. As Todd often says, any landing you walk away from is a good landing.