A low visibility landing is one of the many reasons why I have always been fascinated by flying. The fact that a pilot can take a plane from the cloud-tops to the very beginning of the runway without having to look outside is one of the marvels of flying.
This video reminded me of that:
Naturally, you’re probably wondering how pilots can execute such a challenging looking landing day in and day out? Well, it’s all part of their training. And it’s just part of the reason why a pilot needs thousands of hours behind the wheel (or yoke, if you prefer) before they’re even considered for a job at one of the major airlines.
A low visibility landing is possible because of the instruments in the cockpit combined with the equipment/instruments at the airport. And believe it or not, pilots use instrument approaches (what it’s called in the industry) all the time - even when it’s sunny out.
I have a unique view of this kind of situation because I am a pilot, and I know about some of the training they’re required to go through. That is why I rarely get nervous when flying. Because the men and women at the helm are well trained, and equipped to handle nearly every situation out there.
Have you ever been in a low visibility landing situation?
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