Having driven for four hours on the motorway during yesterday's storms, I felt like everyone out there for a good reason (mine was my niece's 5th birthday party) deserved a medal for bravery. However, the two man crew for Etihad deserve their moment in the spotlight.
Running an airline is tough: getting the right equipment, securing the most attractive routes to exotic locations, and spending millions on advertising so people want to travel there with you. With all that said, sometimes just having the best people can make all the difference.
The skill of two pilots was captured on video as they landed the world's largest passenger plane sideways while battling heavy crosswinds at Heathrow Airport. The Etihad Airbus A380, which is flown by two people, can be seen seeming to hover metres above the tarmac as it attempted to touchdown on Saturday during Storm Dennis. Gusts of up to 50mph were recorded at London's main airport on Saturday as the fourth named storm of the season hit just days after Storm Ciara.