WATCH: Planes Battle Birmingham, England's Crosswinds


By Neal Broverman

The airport in central England puts pilots through the wringer.

The United Kingdom is not renown for its good weather and never has that been more evident than during this video of perilous landings and take-offs at Birmingham Airport.

The runway is subjected to cruel crosswinds that grind planes to near halts and add grey hairs to the heads of many pilots. The airport is in the midst of expanding its runway to accommodate jumbo airliners, which will certainly have difficulties handling the area's famous gusts. Watch the video below, courtesy of Jalopnik:

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