I love watching takeoff and landing videos, especially at a time when most of us are seeing fewer planes in person. Well, a video of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER landing yesterday at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was captured from a couple of different angles.
I’m not posting this because I’m suggesting anyone was in danger or that the pilots did anything wrong, but rather am posting it because I can’t stop watching the videos.
Essentially a Kuwait Airways 777 seems to be flaring for a really long time on landing. It’s not entirely clear if the pilots were considering a go around, or if the plane just ballooned a bit due to the weather conditions, but regardless, it’s quite a landing to watch. The plane’s angle at the end sure gets pretty steep — I sure wonder what this landing felt like from inside the plane.
Here’s one video of the plane landing:
Here’s a shorter video, though there’s some language, so you’ve been warned:
If I’m viewing this correctly, it appears as if the plane flares for nearly 15 seconds.
Anyone else find this landing to be as cool/mesmerizing as I do?