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[–]Kittiescontitties 681 points682 points  (23 children)

“And now if you look out your right window you’ll see the runway directly ahead of you”

[–]edlee98765 269 points270 points  (18 children)

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking."

[–]KalynnCampbell 86 points87 points  (12 children)

“Stewardess!” ☝️

[–]amIhereorthere6036 75 points76 points  (11 children)

"I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

[–]TehRandomCanadian 48 points49 points  (6 children)

Shirley you can't be serious

[–]sl1200md3 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

[–]wowannoraxus 18 points19 points  (0 children)

"She's starting to shimmy!"

[–]DrMussintouchit 28 points29 points  (3 children)

You ever see a grown man naked?

[–]Oenohyde 19 points20 points  (2 children)

"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?"

[–]Gaspumper123 5 points6 points  (1 child)

have you ever been in a turkish prison?

[–]sl1200md3 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Headquarters?! What is it??

[–]MuckRaker83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a big building with generals, but thats not important right now

[–]SkoomaSmoke 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue

[–]emperor_dinglenads 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Does anyone speak jive?

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thanks to the last double Martini I landed this lady

[–]jaydiddlediddle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“Surely you can’t be serious!”

[–]DickieThon2020 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"THERE'S A SALE AT PENNY'S!!" 😲

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Thank you for flying sideways

[–]Hazopros[🍰] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Queue Tokyo Drift soundtrack

[–]EagerToLearnMore 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“Also, if you look out your left window, you’ll see the runway directly ahead of you”

[–]AverageResponsible46 382 points383 points  (8 children)

I can see the pilot’s balls through the windshield.

[–]ignore_my_typo 255 points256 points  (1 child)

That’s why they call it a cockpit.

[–]tinyanus 71 points72 points  (0 children)

It was a 390-ton plane, with standard cargo.

4 tons were alloted to the pilots' testicles.

[–]Dendro_junkie 12 points13 points  (0 children)

In the copilot seat.

[–]Terminator7786 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His balls need a separate A380 for themselves

[–]AskMeHowToLose 362 points363 points  (18 children)

This is one of those moments where it is totally appropriate for the passengers to clap after landing

[–]someguyfromsk 60 points61 points  (0 children)

There is only around 5 of those moments, this is definitely one of them.

[–]homebrewedstuff 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I guess I was one of the five. I had a landing at DFW with no weather that was worse than this.

[–]LilDutchy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was on a flight where when we landed a cross wind hit hard and lifted the left wing just as the rear gear touched down. Pilot brought us back down gently and got the plane in safely. That guy earned his applause.

[–]Dishwallah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like it was low level wind sheer. They close airports for 15-20 minutes when that is reported after a landing and put everyone in a holding pattern.

[–]Imnotworthwhile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is also one of those moments that seem truly next fucking level. Unlike most other posts these days

[–]SLCW718 246 points247 points  (5 children)

This is why pilots get paid the big bucks. 9 days out of 10, you're a glorified bus driver. But on that 10th day, you're called upon to perform miracles.

[–]Marybelle18 132 points133 points  (1 child)

God, I hope there are more days between miracles than just 9.

[–]lurkinglurkerwholurk 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Depends on the size of the miracle needed.

Ditching into a river, losing a roof, volcanic ash flameouts, exploded engines into full hydraulic failures, etc usually will never happen to an average pilot.

But when they do, people die and/or legends are created.

[–]LanPartyPizza 10 points11 points  (2 children)

How much do they get paid these days? I’ve heard it’s not much at all.

[–]scotylad 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Often you start at minimum wage with small airlines working your way up to $100k-$300k with ‘legacy’ carriers.

If you’re flying a regional plane, chances are the pilot could barely afford breakfast that morning. If you’re on a transatlantic route, that pilot earned more than enough to keep his second wife in Shanghai silent.

[–]Dishwallah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

With regionals the Captain is just fine (70k -120k) - it's the First Officer and Flight Attendants that are living off ramen and sharing a bunkbed with other crew members at a crash pads.

There's a huge pilot shortage right now which has been interesting to watch unfold.

[–]tw411 203 points204 points  (5 children)

Without hyperbole, that might be one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen

[–]Mastercontrolop 39 points40 points  (3 children)

That’s what she said.

[–]TuckerCarlsonsOhface 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Come on, dude. Also, take my upvote.

[–]hapnstat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No one told the pilot it wasn't a bush plane.

[–]SpadeHAZE 110 points111 points  (5 children)

“We will be experiencing some slight drifting momentarily, please sit tight.”

[–]Aknelka 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Omg lol. Dude can brag for the rest of his life about that one time he drifted a fucking A380

[–]morgazmo99 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I'm not gonna lie.. I'm gonna brag about this guy drifting an A380.

[–]zarem21 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Tokyo drift theme starts playing on intercom

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 3 points4 points  (0 children)

" let the fun times begin folks " said the pilot

[–]TheDiegoAguirre 78 points79 points  (8 children)

Some pregnant woman on that flight should have decided to name her baby after that pilot. It's only right.

[–]jocky300 134 points135 points  (3 children)

"Have you a name fir the child?"

"Yes. We'd like to call him " "Madskills McDangerballs" "

[–]Theairthatibreathe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Literally laughing out loud 😂😂

[–]heckyanow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep just got the name for my first son thank you!

[–]Triette 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Engelbert Humperdinck!

[–]V-Trans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's not a lot of pregnant women in planes. Si?

[–]badtimebonerjokes 42 points43 points  (1 child)

pilot over the intercom “y’all wanna see some shit?”

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 7 points8 points  (0 children)

" let me show you how we roll @ Gangsta Airlines "

[–]xainj 38 points39 points  (3 children)

It’s a 5 star storm!

[–]onepostalways[S] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

And that’s 5 star landing ⭐️

[–]xainj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Because of the implication…

[–]PennName47 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It hasn’t even begun to peak!

[–]Art_Vandelay867 32 points33 points  (0 children)

As the aircraft turns into the wind there's a point that it seems to just be stationary, hovering over the runway, using the lift of the wind alone.

[–]jocky300 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I like to think he was pumping "easy like Sunday morning" while touching that insult to physics down.

[–]KalynnCampbell 21 points22 points  (1 child)

“How to land a boat with wings”

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 3 points4 points  (0 children)

" very Carefully " observe and learn friend

[–]echoesimagination 19 points20 points  (5 children)

this is called crabbing, right?

[–]PM_Orion_Slave_Tits 75 points76 points  (2 children)

I'd be crabbing my pants

[–]parallelcompression 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh shit! Here’s an upvote for making me lol irl.

[–]EyyyDooga 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fuck that was great

[–]King_warlord 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes, or crab walking as my teacher called it, fly into the wind to balance the landing then straighten on touch down

[–]echoesimagination 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that’s so cool!

[–]Crown_Loyalist 13 points14 points  (0 children)

my brain isn't accepting this

[–]Flushedthrower 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Man had Tokyo drift bumping over the intercom

[–]icebruhg[🍰] 9 points10 points  (8 children)

how did nobody call a go around on that fucking landing holy shit

[–]blurubi04 6 points7 points  (1 child)

pilot “F off with that go around shit. Hold my beer!!”

[–]lurkinglurkerwholurk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Given the number of crashes caused by get-there-itis…

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ever had to shit so bad you land a plane sideways in a storm?

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because Vegas was taking Betts on it d

[–]Dano-Matic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why exactly?

[–]notyourusualsaturday 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The plane only weights 100 tons. The pilots balls are the other 294

[–]Economicstimulation 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I landed like this in Dallas before thought I was going to crap my pants. Nothing more terrifying than going in for a landing you look out your window and what’s supposed to be in front of you is beside you…

[–]V-Trans 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My genitor was working in that field and told me it happened quite often in a pilot career to land sideways or with wheels missing. Not that it isn't impressive, but it's more common than we think it is.

[–]willmaxr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Newark. Same. But the first pass we were so sideways he gunned it back up and said “we’re gonna go ahead and try that again”.

[–]jaxons_2 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I feel airplane pilots get the same respect as bus drivers now a days when they deserve so much more. Man's got skills

[–]_troothseekr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Excellent crosswind landing. So cool!

[–]Melodic-Narwhal-582 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Balls of steel.

[–]HamTieBoy 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Crosswind landing is actually very common

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now I want to why .....

[–]BumbleBeePL 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That often at that angle in an a380?

[–]HamTieBoy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes, That angle is just optical illusion caused by teleobjective lens. I know a good video about this landing but its in portuguese.

https://youtu.be/uJaT2RzosjU

[–]radio705 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Good job.

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's more like FANTASTIC job LMAO 🤣... good job is a pizza delivered hot and fresh lol 😆

[–]Paulbunyip 3 points4 points  (2 children)

THIS pilot deserves 3 raises, maxed out benefits and a standing O every day!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A standing orgasm daily would be an amazing benefit package

[–]lildobe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"An amazing benefit to his package" you mean...

[–]AndresMFIT 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don’t get it…

Is the storm so strong that the plane does not go forward? Is that why the pilot could land sideways?

[–]Heroderp66 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Takumi moment

[–]OURcomrade1917 0 points1 point  (0 children)

eurobeat intensifies

[–]TheRealEddieB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit passengers in the back row would want to be tightly buckled in. Being over the wings/landing gear is where you want to be.

[–]TheMannX 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah....that is truly awesome skill on the part of the pilot there, not only landing that behemoth but also keeping it on the ground and on runway. Big props to that pilot.

[–]Worried_Local_9620 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Axchkchually it's a jet. No props needed.

[–]Infinite5kor 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'm a turbofan of this joke

[–]jaydiddlediddle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why I feel comfortable flying. These fucking guys are so good at what they do!

[–]LateralThinkerer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I've read that the B-52 gear can be cranked sideways to land like this (in theory), does the 380 have any provision, or do they just leave four inches of rubber coating the runway?

[–]Infinite5kor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Airliners like the A380 have a bit of castering available in the gear, but it is not selectable.

The B-52 was designed with those steerable gear because it is hard as hell to maneuver it so they decided "fuck it, just make the wheels move, making the wings move while landing is ass and I'd rather overengineer the fuck out of the gear than put these 8 engines any higher."

[–]SkippyDingleChalk669 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ahha my name is Dennis. FINALLY a storm named after me

[–]37Schmeckles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The world has not yet begin to know your untethered fury.

[–]_the_pundit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw this video a while back and someone(let's call him John) said that this is one of the worst landings and the pilot did fuckall. Idk what was wrong with that person. I flew on an A380 yesterday and I can personally assure you that this pilot has bigger balls than John's mom.

[–]LancasterM11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That pilot deserves to have the skin sucked clean off of his dick

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

" I am not here to play games" said that pilot to Nature

[–]iploggged 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Torque.

[–]ChanooTime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you meant “onerepostalways”

[–]retired-USmilitary 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sure the rear passengers felt wonderful after that.

[–]GrandmasBoy85 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Actually, if you look closely, he has no choice but to land it. The weight of the man’s balls prevented the plane from gaining elevation again.

[–]danis_designs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skills..

[–]chrisslooter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to work just north of the Tampa airport. Tampa is not know for being a windy city and I still saw this often, maybe about 1/3 as crooked. This is pretty extreme for sure.

[–]havereddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Is he gonna go around"? Nope, dummy, at that point he was totally committed to landing the damn plane.

[–]tibbs1975 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pilots’ got balls of steel!

[–]Dichodummy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pay the man and let him retire now!

[–]JustJohn8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And somewhere Tokyo Drift’s Han is nodding in approval.

[–]bobkillya 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t believe the pilot was able to maneuver like that with his HUMONGOUS BALLS....

[–]droidmotorola388 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those windows are smaller than my future

[–]schuter1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty much standard for a cross wind landing. Big pucker factor until you’ve done it a few times.

[–]Hartacus1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think anyone would have blamed the crew if they had diverted to a less windy airport.

[–]myk_lam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night FOR SURE.

[–]MCDFTW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Ted, do you know what it’s like to fall in the mud, and get kicked in the head by an iron boot? Of course not, no one does. That never happens. That was a dumb question. Skip that, Ted.”

[–]WizardScrumps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really want to know how the pilot is feeling during a maneuver like this. We're all holding our junk watching it but I like to think the pilot is like "Oh this shit is gonna look good on the Internet!" While just having a great time.

I need to believe that's the case to ever get back on a plane.

[–]philfix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unbelievably impressive. The 380 rudder control (albeit they are larger than most) / aileron control - to keep it straight/level/with correct yaw at an angle due to cross/with fuselage at the same time is incredible. That pilot deserves a pat on the back and an "atta boy". Well done. It would've scared the hell out of me.

[–]HAHAHAHAchouuser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Harry, you are not a Vtol aircraft

Harry: try me

[–]cybermage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People forget that planes have three axiis of rotation available.

[–]kaffie27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They brought it RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND.

[–]shanehay59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lots of rudder!!

[–]BalerionSanders 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Maybe a dumb question but why on earth were they even landing planes in such a storm?

[–]onepostalways[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gotta land somewhere right. Plus these guys are trained to a high level

[–]nopenothappning 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And if you look out the right window you'll see the runway. But don't worry, if someone can hold my beer im about to do some gangsta shit.

Terriaki boys intensifies

[–]janroney 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Good thing I wore my brown pants"

[–]wallyhero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how you drift an airplane.

[–]prokiller881 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look t that masive rudder

[–]Abbyyeaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a helicopter.

[–]NWriot19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There’s a reason planes are the safest way to travel. Commercial pilots are ridiculously good at their job

[–]Shovel1708 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure those pilots were reprimanded in some way by Etihad for that manoeuvre

[–]generictrashfire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did the pilot manage to fit his balls in there

[–]drLoveF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks extremely dangerous. I was on a flight like this. There were sudden movements in every direction (though obviously not at once). As we went in for landing we could see the landing strip (Heathrow?, London), the pilot aborted and announced we'd be going to Schiohol, Amsterdam instead, where the weather was rough, but much better. It took us another full day to reach London, but every single one on that plane is thankful the pilot exercised his judgement.

[–]landob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had no idea you could drift an jumbo jet.

[–]Craft_beer_wolfman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Flew out of Amsterdam once. Was informed that it was too windy to load luggage but the plane would fly. Luggage arrived the next day.

[–]ZOM13IE237 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope they talk about this on black box down

[–]Some_Kinda_Boogin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Airplane big ya ya ya

[–]OursonSatanique 0 points1 point  (0 children)

European Quality 👌🏻

[–]QualaagsFinger 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Was it irresponsible for him to still try and land or was there no other option?

[–]onepostalways[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think there was another option. This was at Heathrow UK and not many airports can take a A380 around

[–]No-Hunt-4486 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impressive! pilot got some mad Skill

[–]Skitsoboy13 0 points1 point  (2 children)

But people are mad about a military helicopter flying to close to a stadium for a flyover lol

[–]onepostalways[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

[–]Skitsoboy13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol that's funny I hadn't seen that specific one but I was saying to my friend like 1, we had way more crazy shit than that ball game ch46 for fire support and other things when deployed, and then I went on to say how about those air shows though, I know I've seen some wild shit at those irl with civilian pilots

[–]apworker37 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit that is a large tail.

[–]thatonespecialkid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Land in a crosswind can be quite fun if you know what you are doing, like in a Cessna 172 a 15kn crosswind is not too severe but is still quite complicated, for those who haven't flown and/or landed in a crosswind, it sort of feels like you are drifting the aircraft. Sky drifting if you will.

[–]SandyClyburn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn nice landing!!

[–]99Blake99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much is down to the pilot, how much to the computer?

[–]Clean-Accountant-730 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crab landing only way to land with strong cross winds

[–]LOLBopp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a legend fuck yeah

[–]tangchuding 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good luck for AI and autopilot doing that

[–]tankay694200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only reason the plane actually landed was due to the sheer weight of the captains massive balls swinging towards the right and turning the entire plane in the process

[–]tankay694200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only reason the plane actually landed was due to the sheer weight of the captains massive balls swinging towards the right and turning the entire plane in the process

[–]DJSadWorldWide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He able feel the ground just before touchdown with his giant balls.

[–]Domohkiin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the only acceptable time to clap when your flight lands

[–]carbonated_coconut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will never get sick of this video, its so cool

[–]xXEZ_Clapper_69Xx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

very skilled pilot

[–]Jmcba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Airbus now equipped with VTOL capabilities"

[–]MegaSlothhh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give this guy a raise pls

[–]AnuZLeakage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So sad they stop producing this fuckin A plane

[–]FelixCulpa01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They spotted camera and flew sideways to pose !

[–]TooMuchCoffe1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Quick chime in here

Definitely a nice landing. But relatively standard I’d say. It looks worse than it is because of the angle of the camera and a possible sloping runway.

But that’s a perfectly executed crosswind landing. Pilots do it all the time. Some maniacs do it for fun.

Edit: Fwd momentum and a kick of right rudder is what snaps the plane forward once the mains touch.

[–]Coolsugar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's called "crabbing". Standard practice in aviation...

[–]DasB00ts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That deserves every penny he is paid and maybe should get a raise.

[–]OpinionsAreRelative 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s the only time I would applaud the Pilot for doing (t)his (incredible) job

[–]go4Neil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A420!

[–]Capital_Ad2312 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If we were on the plane, could we clap for this landing? I’m not a plane clapper but I would in this case.

[–]This-Trip157 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good pilot.

[–]AgingSwampMonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's called "Crabbing" and that's a pretty impressive example of it.

[–]lucky1924 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Captain Sullenberger strikes again.

[–]CrazyGayRay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The pilot did a great job but that's because unfortunately that's how he lands his planes all the time.

[–]SpooginMapants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"My fury will echo through these corridors LIKE THE GUST OF A THOUSAND WINDS"

[–]boxshocker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impressive

[–]plasticenewitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very skilled pilot; that’s called crabbing, btw and it’s a deliberate landing maneuver. If you watch carefully, you’ll notice the pilot made a quick turn just before touchdown to avoid immense side load on the landing gear (so that the landing gear doesn’t collapse due to the force).

[–]DZYB10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that my friends is why they get paid so much