May 29, 2024

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YouTube: 200,000 people watch live as planes land in the middle of Eunice storm


On YouTube, a live video stream from London Airport (Heathrow) shows planes landing during Hurricane Eunice. And it has attracted tens of thousands of people.

“Oh, look at that, it’s huge.”. As Hurricane Eunice blows across the UK, winds of up to 145km / h are blowing along the coast, with hundreds of thousands of people from around the world meeting on YouTube. And for good reason, Big Jet TV’s video stream from London’s main airport, called “Live: Storm Eunice at London Heathrow Airport”, provides observation of planes attempting to land there under the most difficult conditions.

While “small” planes may seem too easy to maneuver, this does not apply to larger carriers. During our viewing, the Qatar Airways A380 aircraft got stuck in it 3 times. The wind blowing from the side forces the planes to approach at an angle. Some are widely fascinated by the terrifying revelations of commentator Jerry Dyer, while others cannot stop his heartfelt congratulations from the owner of Big Jet TV.

In chat, there are so many messages that it is almost impossible to follow them. The joy there is gross, with every successful or failed landing being inspiring or mocking, while others connected to the flight radar announce the arrival of jumbo jets. As an aviation enthusiast, the owner of the channel transcends all emotions: he sings, screams, laughs, follows the rhythm of flights with his Panasonic HC-VX1 equipped with 24x zoom, and commands precise maneuvers. By pilots. It also provides information on companies and aircraft models.

In some cases, the video stream is over 200,000 The audience. Impressive score. For their part, the authorities wanted to make sure these landings were more enjoyable than dangerous. “We work closely with our airline and air traffic control partners to get people back to safety as soon as possible.”In particular, representatives of Heathrow Airport said.

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