Pilots should remain at or above the circling altitude until the airplane is continuously in a position from which a descent to a landing on the intended runway can be made at a normal rate of descent and using normal maneuvers.
I feel for the wife I really do. You can see clearly she is so uncomfortable with the entire situation and NEVER speaks up. His heavy handed flying and drastic flight path changes really shook her up. And that "circle to land" at the end, why didn't he come left to prevent that steep turn at 50 feet? I have so many questions.