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Zero sight landing at new york

November 20th

yes, this title is right. Also the picture that you see here is a real one.
Its also called : blind landing – using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.

The pilot had several radio calls before he was doing this landing. He first got the instruction to go and land on another airport than the NY JFK airport. About 10 to 20 minutes the pilot got informed that he should do the landing at new york. The pilot knew about the situation there. The radar picture should clear that there will be nothing else but.

All of the passenger also knew about this. We got several information from the pilot about the weather situation at the landing airport. “Weather will be around 10 to 12 degrees Celsius and its foggy”.  I was watching out of the window and was seeing nothing. Zero sight, only fog out there. No sun, no sea, no ground absolutely nothing but gray color.

Zero sight landing

Blind landing - Zero sight landing

After the landing the passengers didn’t know if they should applause the pilot for being a brave man or telling him that he is an idiot for trying such a landing. This pilot must have done the landing at JFK already a few times and luckily all the technical instruments where working correctly for doing this blind sight landing.

This was my scariest landing ever. It happened in the beginning of 2009 at the New York JFK airport.

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