The United Kingdom is suffering the effects of Storm Eunice, which has put the country on red alert, as it is one of the worst in the country in decades. Bringing with it extremely intense winds of unprecedented force, commercial aviation is one of the most affected activities, especially during difficult landing maneuvers.
And there is someone who is taking advantage of the situation to broadcast the difficulties experienced by planes to land at the most important airport in the British capital, Heathrow. The thing is so impressive that the broadcast is being followed by more than 200,000 people live (although this figure is obviously changing). This is the retransmission of the BIG JET channel:
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The broadcast is exciting, although perhaps it can be seen as morbid. The winds are so strong that there are certain movements of the planes that cause real panic. Those who manage to land do so with great difficulty, but at 12:11 (13:11 in Spain) you can see, for example, how an Airbus A-380 has not been able to land and you have had to climb again.
At 11:11 (12:11 in Spain) another plane can be seen wobbling and landing with huge problems, finally managing to land quite lopsided.
Virtually every landing has many problems, and the biggest ones, the A-380s, seem to stand still in their fight against the wind. Even when they approach the ground, or when they touch it, your heart sinks, because the truth is that the video transmits maximum danger, as in this landing:
The most interesting thing about the broadcast is that the person who keeps the account is an expert in aviation and is commenting on “the play” as it happens. He speaks technically about landings, which makes him appreciate more when things go well and the pilots dare to touch down.