You may have witness the phenomenon of passengers bursting into a spontaneous round of applause when a plane lands safely. After watching this video of a pilot’s view during the landing process, you may be the one leading the applause on your next flight.
The time-lapse video, posted to Twitter by @theplayer_pilot, shows what it’s like to land a commercial plane from the pilot’s seat. The video, which the pilot shot on his iPhone from the cockpit, is a dizzying perspective on a plane’s descent from the sky to the ground. It makes it clear that while anyone can fly a Boeing 737 if they have to, landing takes some finesse—and is not for the faint of heart or anyone with an aversion to heights.