There are idiots right here! Look what came out of JJ Johnson garbage mouth. I can see him going crazy on a plane. His answer to all problems is to shot it. What a world this would be if we all did what he recommends.
Firm touchdowns are for Navy pilots landing on a carrier and bad pilots. All four of us are long time pilots and non of us believe in 'firm' touchdown no matter how short the run way. If you thing that you will have a problem, go somewhere else. I seen firm touchdowns ruin the gear and owners refusing to let those pilots rent their planes. This pilot did what I and many others would have done.
Interesting how nobody mention that the kids was black. This airport is surrounded by miles by black neighborhoods, and now every one is sticking their heads into the sand and pretend they don't see anything. This by the way was bought up by my very good friend that I have know since we where both juniors in college over 45yrs ago. And yes, he is black and I am white. Together his family and I have done a lot of flying together and he just wonder out loud to me as to why? I don't know? Do you? We both agree the kid has to be one of the dumbest kid around. O well, maybe it is best left alone.