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What You Don't Get To See When Your Plane Is Landing

It's pretty spectacular.

10/09/2017 04:01 EDT | Updated 10/09/2017 07:09 EDT

There’s no better window seat than the one in the cockpit.

A Qatar Airways pilot, Sandeep Varma, posted a mesmerizing video to Twitter last week documenting a plane landing at Queenstown Airport in New Zealand, one of the world’s most scenic airports.

The tweet, which has been shared more than 27,000 times, includes a video that shows what pilots see during that particular plane landing: snow-capped mountains above the clouds, prolonged moments with no visibility and a swift approach toward a runway.

The video appears to be a shortened version of the dramatic landing that was posted to YouTube in 2013. The extended video, seen below, shows a pilot’s view while flying over New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

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