Heathrow plane landings on Big Jet TV: Storm Eunice
Storm Eunice slams Heathrow
Big Jet TV brings the drama of Heathrow to the world
Big Jet TV's coverage of the planes struggling to land in extreme winds at Heathrow has been the surprise internet hit of the day, with hundreds of thousands of viewers tuning in to the YouTube broadcast and media interest from around the world, with flight enthusiast Jerry Dyer fielding calls to be interviewed by major outlets even as he continued his mammoth nearly eight hour broadcast.
Dyer's commentary from on top of his wind-battered van in a field just by runway 27 at Heathrow was the stuff of legend, filled with in-depth aviation knowledge, and sparkling with wit and a general joie de vivr. As he himself said several times today as another skilled pilot managed to get rubber safely onto the tarmac: "Nicely done, mate!"
Heathrow cancelled 65 flights in the face of Storm Eunice, while a further 114 were delayed. And many of the planes coming in have been forced to go around, with Dyer giving entertaining, yet insightful commentary on each one, with details of the plane's origin and model.
WIth the planes lurching from side to side as they come in through the strong winds, Dyer asked people to "think of the passengers", while lauding the skills of the pilots.
Dyer, who runs the Big Jet TV YouTube channel has become the surprise media hit of today, Friday, in the UK, as he live streams and comments on every single plane coming in to land at Heathrow, outside London.The stream, which started this morning, hit over 200,000 viewers in the early afternoon, and Dyer, live on camera has been fielding requests to do interviews for the major TV stations, including the BBC.
"Bosh!", screams plane enthusiast Jerry Dyer as a massive Qatar Airways A380 lands, with huge plumes of smoke coming from the tyres, on Heathrow's 27 Left runway, having flown in through extreme winds as Storm Eunice batters the United Kingdom. "It's a big old lump to get on the ground, innit," says Dyer.