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When niche becomes mainstream

Big Jet TV Screengrab taken from Big Jet TV of planes landing at Heathrow Airport in London during Storm Eunice. More than 200,000 people have tuned in to a YouTube channel livestreaming aircraft battling with high winds as they attempt to land at London's Heathrow Airport. The channel is the second-highest trend in the UK on Twitter as of Friday afternoon. Issue date: Friday February 18, 2022.

Many of us will have seen what trying to land a plane in extremely windy conditions looks like. Others have experienced it first-hand onboard. Gibraltar, which is a captain only approach, has been featured in ‘extreme airport’ videos before because of crosswind landings or planes aborting attempts to do so. Last week a plane enthusiast...

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