16 km from the capital Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, we find Cristiano Ronaldo Airport, famous for being one of the most dangerous in the world.
With a track partly built on stilts, this infrastructure is one-of-a-kind for both pilots and tourists.
In fact, takeoff and especially landing maneuvers are quite complex because, in addition to the short length of the runway, it is often subject to harsh weather conditions.
, Landing in Madeira is not for the faint of heart ,
On social networks, there are many videos paying tribute to the difficulty of landing on the single runway at Madeira Airport.
One of these videos, 3 minutes and 20 seconds long, was posted on Facebook. In just 24 hours, the impressive images of wind-damaged planes have been viewed more than 6.3 million times.
, Landing in Madeira is not for the faint of heart! », announces the video’s caption, meaning you must have a strong heart to endure being set aboard a plane rocking by the island’s gusts.
The video, which is a compilation of several filmed scenes, begins very strongly with an Air Berlin aircraft landing in crosswind, an airline that ceased operations in 2017.
the plane starts in crab » To stay close to the runway axis and not lose lift, and it lands with a fairly sudden touchdown, it avoids smoke from contact of the landing gear with the asphalt.
, These plane landings are scary ,
This is what the video announces, and the promise is kept till the end, where in each sequence, we find an Air Berlin plane facing the harsh wind conditions of Madeira Airport.
On each landing approach, the aircraft tilts under the force of the wind, but the pilots, with their skill and expertise, manage to land their aircraft more or less gently.
, Madeira Airport is famous for its short runway. It is surrounded by high mountains and sea, making landing difficult and technically difficult. “, we read on the clip posted by UNILAD Tech.
In the comments, most Internet users are thrilled with the talent of the pilots and their ability to land the plane in such adverse conditions.
, Well done for such a well executed landing , Good work ! , Great landing on this beautiful plane”,”Very talented pilot », some commentators wrote.
Another user wonders: ” And how does takeoff happen? “. Find the answer to this question here!
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