Don't Watch This If You Are Scared Of Flying

There was a storm over Düsseldorf's airport last week. Things got rough, with strong crosswinds that made landings pretty hard—and even caused some missed approaches. I get all wimpy looking at them, but I can't stop watching.


Maybe because I will never forget the "landing" at the peak of the snow clusterfuck in New York's JFK last January. Born again and all that.

Here are some extremely scary crosswind landings, for your own masochistic enjoyment. [Thanks Roger!]

A classic.

A compilation with some really scary ones.


"A wing and a prayer." Now I know what that terms means. I am terrified of flying, but watched it anyway, since I don't think anything can add to my fear. It's just one of those fears you work around, but, every time I board a plane, I am SURE I am going to my death. Hopefully, I will always be wrong.