What the Big Jet TV landings looked like from INSIDE cockpit as pilot filmed guiding jet down during 122mph Storm Eunice

A PILOT filmed the incredible moment he guided a plane down during 122mph Storm Eunice.

Qatar Airways captain Khalifa Al Thani had one hand firmly on the control yoke and the other on the jet’s throttles as he fought the winds. 

He made constant adjustments and his co-pilot monitored the instruments as he kept his eyes on the runway during the approach into Heathrow Airport. 

Ex Formula One World Champion Damon Hill said: “This commands respect.”

Gusts reached 70mph at the airport yesterday, with the UK's highest windspeed hitting a killer 122mph.

More than 200,000 people watched a YouTube channel filming aircrafts try to land during yesterday’s storm at its peak, and six million tuned in in total. 

Big Jet TV host Jeremy Dywer said: "The great thing is that when you come back from something like this, especially when there's been so much drama, is when you get messages from people on different platforms saying 'I had a massive fear of flying'.

"But after watching the cockpit skills on display, they say "'I feel much more confident purely because I have all the confidence in the pilots'".

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Friday. One easyJet flight from Bordeaux endured two aborted landings at Gatwick, before being forced to return to the French city.

Airports across the UK issued warnings to passengers to check their flights and to arrive early if they are going ahead.

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It comes as Brits face another battering with extreme weather set to hamper the £500million clean-up from Storm Eunice.

Storm Eunice slammed into the UK on Friday morning after the Met Office issued a rare "danger to life" red warning.

Winds of 122mph have been provisionally recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight – the highest ever recorded in England.

The previous record was 118mph at Gwennap Head in Cornwall in 1979.

Footage captured planes struggling to land in high winds, damage to the roof of the O2 arena in London, and the spire of St Thomas Church in Wells, Somerset, crashing to the ground.

In Croydon, astonishing footage shows pedestrians being knocked off their feet.

Part of the roof at the O2 in London was also ripped away, with staff warning the venue could be shut for months.

Power lines were also torn down and roofs blown off as thousands were hit with power cuts.

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