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Amazing cockpit video from a plane landing in thick fog at Dublin Airport

Remember the fog last week? This is pretty incredible.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS an plane being landed at Dublin Airport in conditions of heavy fog, as seen from the cockpit.

Autopilot systems guide the jet into the runway – which is only visible when the pilots are less than 100 metres above it.

Watch it, and think about how incredible it is to travel successfully through the air in a giant metal tube, then land it on the ground at hundreds of kilometres per hour.

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The video was uploaded yesterday, so may have been taken in the very foggy conditions late last week – although this is not clear.

For anyone on mobile, the landing starts at the 3m 20s mark.

(A quick glossary: CAVOK stands for ‘Ceiling And Visual OK’; after landing the plane is telling the pilot to ‘retard’ the throttle, ie reduce power.)

via Reddit

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