My colleague Christian Reinboth (Frischer Wind) sent me this amazing video. Christian says it has been circulating on the European YouTube circuit (which, from our American perspective could be known as “TheirTube“). It has been very windy in Europe lately, as you know from the amazing Wind Turbine Catastrophic Failure videos (Wind Turbines Gone Wild).
This is an Airbus 320 trying to land in a very strong cross wind:
This reminds me of the old Sesame Street skit “Can you see wind?” … maybe not, but if you are aerodynamic, the wind can certainly see you. That is some amazing flying. (Or should we say controlled buffeting?)