62 mph Crosswind in Close-up: Storm Doris

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62 mph Crosswind in Close-up: Storm Doris 5
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DescThe strongest gusting I have filmed in - up to 62 mph/54 knots - made 23 February 2017 unique for me. Plenty of heavy wing flexing, furious flicking of control surfaces, and a near tail strike, making a great opportunity to see in detail how planes and pilots handled the unusually difficult conditions.

This is my fourth video from the day. The others cover the 8 go-arounds, some wider-angle shots, and the debris blown up by the wind. Those vids are:

The 8 go-arounds -

4 awkward approaches in wider angle -

flying debris -

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I've seen skateparks flatter than that runway.

Author — Kasper

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Those looked like surprisingly soft landings for ryanair

Author — The New Seorarek

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ALMOST WIPED THE PLANES BOOTY AT 5:04 LOL EXCELLENT VIDEO MAN

Author — THELIFEOFPRICE

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5:04 isn’t that a little close for comfort on the tail??

Author — Bjorn Collins

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5:03 I think it was only a couple inches from a tail strike. nuts.

Author — Moe S

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That Thomas Cook plane at 5.05 looked like he missed a tail strike by about three inches.

Author — Cuchi de Soto

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Still think pilots are glorified bus drivers?

Author — FivePoints Vids

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5:00 that tail was a close call to the ground.

Author — Ricky AL

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5:05 the video doesn't give the best perspective, but this is ultra close to a tail strike, no?

Author — Andrew Campbell

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3:38 Rest in peace, Thomas Cook (RIP)

Author — _TurkishGopniK _

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When the wind is so strong it makes your plane act like a helicopter

Author — Ron Swanson

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you can VTOL a cessna at that wind speed

Author — Harvick T

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Hey if you're going to pay $200+ for a ticket might as well have a bit of action along with it.

Author — Iroquois Pliskin

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If I'd been on that plane at 2:50, it would have been game over for me. That looks terrifying.

Author — Ashley Desjardins

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There was a sign on the wall at my flight school - “Learn to fly $1000 dollars. Learn to land $10, 000 dollars”.

Author — Ray Ray

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That Thomas Cook was really close to a tail strike. Wow.

Author — TechMantra

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In case you where wondering how thick a stack of paperwork is for a tail strike, 5:04

Author — Steve Fugate

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My favorite part was remembering I'm not in any of those planes

Author — Alex S

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5:03 That has to have been a foot away from a tail strike. That was scary. Also, sweet bounce at 6:25. Shot those passengers straight to the moon.

Author — Tyler Lindsay

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5:00 is the closest to a tail strike without being one i think i ever saw.

Author — J Biafra