London They still exist, the common campfires: During the storm “Eunice” – called “Zeynep” in Germany – a YouTube live stream of landings at Heathrow Airport became an internet hit.
At times, more than 230,000 spectators watched on Friday as aircraft enthusiast Jerry Dyer enthusiastically commented on the arrivals on his YouTube channel “Big Jet TV”. “When I went to sleep, it was 5.5 million views,” said the astonished commentator in an interview with the British BBC on Saturday.
His hours of euphoric live commentary on the sometimes spectacular storm landings had tens of thousands of Britons glued to their screens at home or in the office on Friday. “You feel it! It’s like being in a washing machine,” Dyer exclaimed as one plane was swayed by the violent wind speeds. Some of the machines needed several attempts on the approach to the British capital London before they managed to touch down on the ground.
The huge audience on Friday overwhelmed Dyer. Normally he has maybe 10,000 hits at the end of a day. “Big Jet TV may be the end of football” tweeted football commentator Clive Tyldesley appreciative.
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Another Twitter user wrote that he would like to see the landings on the big screen over a few pints at the pub – and it got thousands of likes.
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