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Pilot landing at an inland airport of Queenstown

Pilot landing at an inland airport of Queenstown 

A pilot landing at the inland airport of Queenstown, New Zealand, recently put a GoPro camera in his cockpit, recorded in stunning HD the last minutes of his flight, and posted it on YouTube. The video, shows the plane skirting sunlit mountain peaks and forbidding valleys and piercing a thick blanket of clouds above the runway.

The landing would be all but impossible if the pilot were not relying on a digital GPS-based navigation system, called Required Navigation Performance (RNP), first designed by an Alaska Airlines pilot.

Link courtesy of Dave Glossop

 


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