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No sport on earth is more electric than this live stream of pilots trying to land at Heathrow during Storm Eunice

February 18, 2022

On Friday, Storm Eunice made landfall in the UK. The massive storm system slammed the British Isles with a rarely seen fury, downing trees, tearing off roofs, and knocking out power to thousands. The British government issued a “danger-to-life” weather alert as schools were closed and transportation ground to a halt … well, almost all transportation.

A few intrepid pilots continued their descents into Heathrow Airport on Friday, braving the winds—include a British-record 122-mph gust—to bring their passengers back down to earth. This is the kind of thing that happens on a daily basis at airports from Bangkok to Boise, but in this case the pilots' exploits exploded across the internet thanks to one lone (and very British) hero who grabbed his WiFi hotspot and headed down to the tarmac to stream all action for the gawking masses. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your tray tables up and seat backs in the full upright position. It’s time for Big Jet TV.

86,000 souls … no, no, not on board. 86,000 concurrently watching from home on Friday morning, glued to their phones as some guy shouted “Ohhh, easy son!” at giant commercial airliners falling out of the sky. If that doesn’t sound like the entertainment equivalent of sticking a fork in an electrical socket to you, then something tells you’ve never watched professional darts.

With football done and dusted, March Madness still three weeks away, and the biggest battle in golf happening off the course, we were in desperate need of some action this week, and thankfully Big Jet TV obliged. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to go catch the 4th quarter ...