Southwest Boeing 737 landing at Charlotte is incredible must-see cockpit footage

  • Footage shows Boeing 737 landing at Charlotte
  • The video showcases the pilot’s POV of the landing
  • Take a look at what it looks like to land such an aircraft

Published on Jul 02, 2024 at 2:58 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jul 03, 2024 at 11:35 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A video taken by a Boeing 737 pilot shows what the pilot sees when landing the plane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The video also shows a rare point of view from the pilot’s perspective of what it’s like to land such a massive aircraft.

Despite the aircraft used being the Boeing 737-700, which is massive in its own right, the landing seems to be quite smooth.

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Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is one of the most-produced commercial planes, along with the Airbus A320.

It is one of the smaller commercial planes in the Boeing aircraft line.

Compared to the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, the 737-700 looks like their little brother.

The 737-700 is also part of the 737 Next Generation variants that improved upon the original design.

This variant had an updated CFM56-7 high-bypass turbofan, a larger wing, an upgraded glass cockpit, and seats up to 108 to 215 passengers.

After the Boeing 737 Next Generation variants came the 737 MAX -7/8/9/10 variants.

You would be surprised to know that as of May 2024, 16,525 Boeing 737s have been ordered and 11,762 delivered.

It’s no wonder the Boeing 737 is one of the most produced commercial aircraft of all time.

Eventually, it was surpassed by its competitor — the Airbus A320 family in October 2019.

However, it still maintains the record in total deliveries.

Landing speed and stabilized approach

At max weight, the landing speed of the Boeing 737-700 is approximately 130 knots (240 km/h), depending on how skilled the pilot is.

The aircraft needs about 1500m of landing space, so it cannot land at an airport with a short landing strip.

Introduced in 1997, the 737 Next Generation variants are known for their reliability, simplicity, and reduced operating and maintenance costs.

It’s hard to imagine such an old plane is still one of the best-selling aircraft.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.