16th February 2014

[STORY] Lufthansa Airbus A380 Landing in San Francisco

Very nice article on http://pilotseye.tv/

Added on 20-Mar-2014: Original blog post, which was reblogged here, apparently has been deleted. So I put a video from PilotsEYE here:

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I have always been interested in flying and aviation. I recently found an excellent YouTube video I wanted to share. It's a PilotsEYE.tv video clip of a Lufthansa A380 landing in San Francisco (KSFO). You can watch the video by selecting "PilotsEYE.tv - A380 Landing KSFO San Francisco SUBTITLES English (without commentary)" from the playlist on the top left. It's (currently) the third video on the playlist.

It's interesting to see (closely) how the pilots go about landing an actual plane. You get to see the pilots' facial expressions as they communicate with each other and also with the air traffic controllers. To me, the Lufthansa pilots seem very professional and reliable. I always wonder what's going on in the cockpit.

In the video, the A380 lands on runway 28R with the use of ILS (Instrument Landing System). FYI, the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash (of July 2013) occurred on runway 28L.

I've noticed that the Korean Air Flight 801 crash (in Guam, in 1997) and the crash last year both occurred in instances where the pilots were for some reason (e.g., maintenance) required to land the plane without the help of the ILS.

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the victims and their families of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.