You need nerves of steel to land a plane in strong crosswinds.

October 03, 2016

Flying an airplane is not easy. There's a reason pilots spend years learning how to do it.

Storms aren't the only thing keeping you from having a turbulence-free flight—sometimes a strong gust of wind will throw things off-course.

A video from YouTube user flugsnug shows a plane attempting to land during strong crosswinds. The first attempt is thwarted, and the pilot directs the plane back into the sky before attempting a second landing. Check it out above.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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