WATCH: Fly into your weekend like this A380 appearing majestically from the fog

2019-08-02 09:20 - Gabi Zietsman
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Flying in fog can be quite scary for a passenger - and imagine when you're the pilot!

SEE: Say goodbye to the world's biggest passenger plane

But luckily thanks to the magic of technology they can easily guide their passengers safely to the runway - and maybe even look cool as heck doing it.

One such moment was captured on video when an A380 from Emirates just appeared from a wall of thick fog before landing, with bits of the white natural phenomenon tailing on top of the plane's wings.

READ: Why fog delayed my flight but not yours and other questions you always wondered about flying

But how do planes land in fog?

While fog can cause delays at airports, when you're already up in the air you still have to land despite the low visibility. 

When this happens, pilots start using an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to guide them safely to the runway using a beam, according to UK-based air traffic control service provider NATS.

However, it's important to provide space for pilots to use the system so that nothing interferes with the beam, which is why you may face delays when the fog does roll in

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