Storm Eunice is currently passing through the United Kingdom, and is leading to some very challenging conditions for pilots trying to land at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), with winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.
If you’re an aviation geek, I highly recommend tuning into Big Jet TV’s live YouTube feed, which has hours and hours of footage of attempted landings today on runway 27L. I’d recommend going back a few hours in the feed, as the winds aren’t nearly as bad now as they were earlier.
The commentary is pretty hilarious as well, and it’s amazing to see just how many go arounds there are (many planes perform two go arounds before successfully landing, while other planes divert), and also how beautiful some of these landings are. It’s also cool to see just how many people are choosing to watch this, as hundreds of thousands of people have tuned in.
Whether you have a few minutes or several hours, I’d highly recommend checking this out, and definitely scrolling back to earlier in the broadcast, in the late morning or early afternoon hours.
Anyone else like watching this kind of stuff as much as I do?
(Tip of the hat to @dontbuybluth)