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Here's What It Takes To Land A Boeing 777 At The Busiest Airport In New York

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There’s only so much us meager passengers can see during the final approach of a flight. Thanks to a new high-definition video, we’re able to get a glimpse of what it’s like inside the cabin of a Boeing 777 as it makes a descent toward New York City. It’s fascinating to watch.

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The seven-minute clip from High Pressure Aviation Films offers a wide-angle shot of the city’s skyline, and there’s helpful captions that illustrate what the pilots are doing. (Air Traffic Control types talk too damn fast.)

Pilots have to work through a laundry list of items during the last stretch of a flight. Seeing it laid out in final detail, set against the lovely backdrop of NYC’s skyline at night, makes for an engrossing clip.

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It’s especially neat during the final moments before touching down. Enjoy the ride.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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“Landing checklist”

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“all items green”

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