Livestream of Planes Trying To Land in London Amid Storm Grips the Internet

In the midst of Storm Eunice hitting the U.K., a group of aviation enthusiasts on YouTube have gone viral with over 200,000 live viewers.

Big Jet TV, a YouTube channel run by aviation enthusiast Jerry Dyer, has gained mass attention with play-by-play live coverage of planes taking off and landing at London Heathrow Airport.

Viewers around the world were captivated by the livestream as huge planes came into land at astounding angles while skilled pilots compensated for the wind.

With thousands of viewers on tenterhooks, live comments flooded in on the YouTube channel.

"This is INSANE," said one viewer.

"This is the most incredible day on the channel ever," shared another.

"It's 12:30 a.m. in Melbourne, Australia and I don't want to turn you off to go to bed!" wrote a viewer on the opposite side of the world.

On Friday afternoon, wind speeds at Heathrow Airport were hitting 36 knots (roughly 41 miles per hour), with speeds predicted to go even higher.

Heathrow Airport canceled at least 65 flights—while more than 114 were delayed by more than 15 minutes, according to data from FlightStats by Cirium.

Discussing the conditions, Dyer told viewers: "It's all fun but we have to think of the passengers and the pilots too, it's very scary," while offering praise to pilots as they safely landed aircraft despite the conditions.

Alongside viewers and commenters on the YouTube livestream, Big Jet TV's coverage also gained attention on Twitter with tweets from fans and celebrities watching the planes landing.

"I've never gripped my armchair so tight," wrote one viewer, while another said: "We've got more viewers than Mercedes car launch."

"If all the sport is cancelled this weekend I'm expecting Big Jet TV to be shown in the pubs in its place," Jono Read, regional social media lead for the BBC, tweeted.

Columnist Ayesha Hazarika said: "Big Jet TV man needs his own show pronto. Love the commentary. 'Go on you Brits' whenever there's a BA flight. It's like the landing Olympics."

Thanks to Dyer's impressive aviation knowledge, he carefully reported each plane as it arrived at Heathrow, detailing through Bowing 737 aircraft to the Airbus A320.

"Just nuts," said Dyer. "Absolutely nuts. It looks to me we do now have a direct headwind."

A direct headwind refers to a wind blowing directly against the course of a moving object, like an aircraft, which increases the difficulty of landing.

Newsweek has reached out to Big Jet TV for comment.

In the U.K., two rare red weather warnings were issued by the Met Office on Friday, meaning there is a "danger to life" from flying debris. The public were advised to stay at home and avoid travel where possible.

The highest winds ever recorded in England were reported on Friday morning on the Isle of Wight, with gusts of up to 122 miles per hour.

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File photo of an airplane landing. An aviation enthusiasts live stream has gone viral after over 200,000 viewers were hooked to his commentary of planes landing at Heathrow Airport, London. Jaroslaw Kilian/Getty Images