Wednesday, 30 July 2008

South Africa - Getting there...

If you are looking out your window at the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain, after an otherwise uneventful flight from Germany, and the wind is howling across the active runway at Cape Town International, you may be in for your first Adventure Activity before you even set foot in South Africa.

This video was actually taken in Germany, but demonstrates how difficult it can be to land a Commercial Passenger Jet in a severe Crosswind. The pilot actually shows a tremendous amount of skill in averting a disaster after the left wing tip actually scrapes the ground, but perhaps he/she should have made the decision to abort the landing before getting into such a situation?

If you are on your way to our beautiful country, or are planning a trip in the near future, you will find this travel information on South Africa very useful.

Happy Landings :)

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