Hank landing in Pignon, Haiti in a Single-Engine Cessna

March 18, 2011

Yup…no editing involved. They put me in the front because,believe it or not, I as the heaviest and they need to balance out the cargo in the back. In the back are Tim DeLaGhetto, Lisa Nova, Erin (water.org communications) and Laura (water.org Haiti specialist.) In the front is Captain Mike, who’s been flying this route for 20 years without incident. Somehow that did not make me less nervous…or less sick to my stomach. Pignon (pronounced Pee-yon) is a small town of about 10000 people on the central plateau of Haiti. The flight was uneventful and I did not puke, which is my definition of success.


25 Responses to “Hank landing in Pignon, Haiti in a Single-Engine Cessna”

  1. kriswish2000 on March 18th, 2011 7:52 pm

    I’m glad you where save!

  2. jellodefrancais on March 18th, 2011 8:12 pm

    Wow that is a SMALL plane.

  3. kaylaissocoollike on March 18th, 2011 8:33 pm

    @alexaraedances Yup…

  4. dragonsword06 on March 18th, 2011 8:51 pm

    0:16 anyone else think of 90% of FPS opening sequences?

  5. potterfanatic8 on March 18th, 2011 8:57 pm

    wow thats so much like the Jurassic Park landing. Glad u came back fine Hank.

  6. alexaraedances on March 18th, 2011 9:17 pm

    @kaylaissocoollike: Name steal from Charlie much?

  7. FredIsMyName22 on March 18th, 2011 9:45 pm

    @kaylaissocoollike Shut up, will you?

  8. Murrello on March 18th, 2011 9:51 pm

    to those who keep saying john is the fat one, that may be true to a certain extent though i wouldnt call him fat personally. nevertheless he is not on the trip with hank

  9. JustaSilentWarrior on March 18th, 2011 10:15 pm

    a) that’s mean
    b) John wasn’t there

  10. brunafletcher on March 18th, 2011 10:49 pm

    i feel like puking

  11. downbytheharbour on March 18th, 2011 11:41 pm

    This would be great in a Thoughts from Places video, the quality is excellent. As well as the sight being spectacular to begin with.

  12. TheTrivshiz on March 19th, 2011 12:12 am

    Wow, that seems like a really smooth landing for that plane on a dirty road. Good job, Pilot Sir!

  13. CEEthedinoman on March 19th, 2011 12:29 am

    Come watch the RAW and UNCENSORED footage too intense for the vlogbrothers channel!

  14. eragonlover1 on March 19th, 2011 1:03 am

    Oh my god that’s so amazing! Such a little plane (how the heck were you the heaviest?)! And Haiti!
    We have some footage my dad took when we were in Hawaii when I was a baby that this reminded me of. There’s the land beneath us, my dad’s tired-sounding narration, brief pan to me asleep on his lap, the sound of the plane, and the sound of my mom being violently sick. I think I was the only one who enjoyed that particular flight. 🙂

  15. sophieisthewalrus on March 19th, 2011 1:13 am

    at 0:29 i actually said to myself ‘is that a giraffe??’
    i think its time for bed.

  16. ItTakesII on March 19th, 2011 1:26 am

    hank, john is the fat one, remember? -julian

  17. SampritB on March 19th, 2011 1:39 am

    LOL, heaviest 🙂

  18. Shushit55 on March 19th, 2011 1:55 am

    Did you get to see any Earthships while you were there?

  19. NicolasP200 on March 19th, 2011 2:36 am

    was the front OPEN?? AWESOME!!!

  20. splicegrrl on March 19th, 2011 2:53 am

    So cool, Hank. Very much look forward to hearing more about the trip.

  21. Keouna on March 19th, 2011 2:54 am

    Next time, try flying one of these. That’s always fun. 8D

  22. dianapoo on March 19th, 2011 2:57 am


  23. Shamanmanwow on March 19th, 2011 3:34 am

    @pyromaniac946 wow. one person seriously has a fucked up logic… OH ITS A JOKE IS IT? HAHAHA HOW FUCKING ORIGINAL RAWR IM WRITING IN CAPS.

  24. RitchieKun on March 19th, 2011 4:08 am

    XD I read to title wrong… I thought you were going to land on a pigeon XD

  25. jbdazen on March 19th, 2011 4:53 am

    I think that’s the only plane I’ve ever been on (at least it was a small plane with one engine). Is it scarier than a normal traffic plane?

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