Pilot shares ‘terrifying’ view from cockpit

The video starts off with stunning snow-capped mountains as the pilot descends in to Queenstown airport.
The video starts off with stunning snow-capped mountains as the pilot descends in to Queenstown airport.

IF you're scared of flying, or perhaps get a little nervous during turbulence - this view from a pilot's seat might make you feel a little uneasy.

A Qatar Airways pilot has posted a stunning point-of-view clip from the cockpit, showing the incredible sight - or lack thereof - when landing a plane on a runway.

Captain Sandeep Varma posted the stunning two minute clip to Twitter, after landing his flight safely in to Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand.

The video shows a clear run through the snow capped mountains, until he hits cloud cover - which removes his visibility completely.

As he dips beneath the clouds, Captain Varma's visibility turns to white cloud for at least 30 seconds, before he re-emerges from the cover to clear skies ahead of the runway.

The post received hundreds commenting on the "beautiful" and "surreal" landing, while others said the clip looked "bloody terrifying".

"I've flown through those southern alps in New Zealand and it wasn't as tranquil as that ... most frightening experience in a plane," one person wrote.

"Wow. Beautifully frightening," another added.

The clip, titled 'This is what the pilot sees and the passengers do not see', has received more than 32k likes and 23k retweets.

Topics:  pilot plane travel

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