I wouldnt say its a bad comparison though Mick... If I recall, "Landings are just controlled crashes." If you can aim your aircraft at something and keep it lined up, youll hit it one way or another. I think the issue is that people confuse flying an aircraft with taking the controls and making it go boom... any idiot can crash a plane, but it takes skill to "fly" one.. IE straight and level, follow all the rules, do things so that they're comfortable for your passengers etc. If you're not concerned with any of that, then its a matter of controlling physics.
wasn't there a theory peddled around the Pentagon plane crash that used the (total misunderstanding of the) Bernoulli effect to argue that physics prevented the plane from flying that close to the ground
the obvious retort was "well how to they land and indeed crash