Pilot Shows Incredible Maneuvering Skills As He Lands A Boeing In Challenging Conditions

StoryfulPublished: February 3, 2017407,345 views
Published: February 3, 2017

Landing a plane is one of the most critical phases of a flight and that’s why it’s the second thing pilots learn during their training after basic flight controls and recovery techniques. There is no such thing as "perfect" landing, but a good safe landing is something we are used to see in most of the cases. However, some people think that it’s at least 99% luck.

As planes glide on air currents and since this currents are not always a smooth mass, turbulence makes the plane sway, even if it’s so close to the ground. That is why pilots receive detailed training about landing procedures and use their skills to perform the safe landing. High winds may be inconvenient, but they are not dangerous, even when they come across the runway.

From time to time, pretty fierce crosswinds appear on the Manchester Airport which is known for its windy weather, that makes it difficult for pilots to land their "flying machines". When weather reports state that winds have reached 50 miles per hour, it means that landing of course is pretty tricky.

As we can see in this video, the Virgin Atlantic plane is not landing according to its regular procedure. Instead of landing horizontally, the pilot of the Boeing-747 lands vertically, which is known as crosswind landing, trying to calm the aircraft and touch the ground on all his wheels. Luckily this landing ended up good for everybody. As soon as the plane touched the runway, everyone was relieved.

Next time you wonder why people clap when the plane touches ground safely, remember this video!

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