Pilot's view of a descent into Queenstown, New Zealand
This is a very interesting video showing the view out the windscreen of a plane landing at the Queenstown, New Zealand Airport.
What makes it so interesting is that the airport, which is located in a mountain valley, is completely shrouded in clouds from the altitude the airplane is cruising.
There is some extreme “pucker flying here.” Thanks to modern electronics there is no problem – but one can only imagine what this operation must have been like before pilots had electronic assistance for this procedure. Air Zoo This is what it’s all about...
THE NEXT TIME THAT YOU FLY, KNOW THAT THE FELLOW UP FRONT KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
Any pilot can appreciate this video.
Gotta have faith in your instruments and your proficiency to fly the approach. But the feeling of elation from doing well, what they're trained to do, is it's own reward. Or as someone said, "Don't know about their base pay, but they do earn their flight pay." ...as if descending into an under cast over mountainous terrain doesn't bother you too much. Be sure to watch in HD Full Screen, sound up.