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Pilot’s perspective video shows challenging London City Airport landing

PUBLISHED: 13:25 11 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:25 11 August 2016

The Britsh Airways flight approaching London City Airport (picture: BA/Nick Morrish)

The Britsh Airways flight approaching London City Airport (picture: BA/Nick Morrish)

BA/Nick Morrish

These stunning views of the east London skyline are normally only seen by pilots flying into London City Airport.

The Britsh Airways flight approaching London City Airport (picture: BA/Nick Morrish)The Britsh Airways flight approaching London City Airport (picture: BA/Nick Morrish)

But a new video, released by British Airways, gives everyone the chance to see the capital from a cockpit.

Filmed from the pilots’ perspective, the four-minute clip was created to mark the airline’s business-class only service racking up 25million miles.

Launched in September 2009, the route links London City Airport with New York’s JFK Airport.

The video shows Captain Karen Atherton and Senior First Officer Paul Riglar at the controls of one of the airline’s specially modified A318 aircraft which enable it to perform the special steep approach required at London City Airport.

One of the most challenging landings anywhere in the world, only 27 BA captains are qualified to carry it out.

Captain Atherton said: “The views flying into London are breathtaking, and are a constant reminder of what an incredibly beautiful city it really is.

“The level of training required is demanding, and rightly so, but the flying is extremely rewarding.

“I have one of the best commutes home in the world, and it’s great to be able to share the experience with our customers with this video.”


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