On Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie proved that a blind person can drive a car with effective guidance from a sighted person, confirming a “movie myth” based on a scene from Scent of a Woman.

Well, reality has taken this “myth” to the next level: last Friday, a pilot in the UK suffered a stroke and went blind while flying his plane alone. Nonetheless, he landed safely, talked down by air-traffic controllers and an RAF pilot who was flying alongside.