Watch: Pilots skills on display as plane lands in storm

Given how stormy our weather has been over the last couple of months, domestic travellers in New Zealand are likely to have experienced a rough ride or two, but a video posted online might make you feel a bit more at ease next time you are holding tightly onto your seat about to land.

Video posted on Twitter from the account @ilove_aviation, gives us a cockpit view of an aircraft in the final moments of descent before landing.

Despite the apparent danger, crew remain calm and the runway becomes visible seconds before the aircraft lands.

Safety restrictions ensure an aircraft doesn't land if the runway can't be seen from certain heights or distances, and in this case the pilot would abort the landing and climb back to an appropriate height.