Crosswind landing in Birmingham, UK

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  1. markluke

    markluke Well-Known Member

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    Howard-related because if I were on that flight I'd shit my pants, and we all know how fecal focused Howard is.

     
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    Excellent rudder work.
     
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    markluke Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I wonder who the fuck thought it was appropriate to have a runway with hills on it though. I get having a slope for drainage but that looks like a bit much.
     
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    from france to Birmingham?

    probably full of muzzies



    better luck next time mr. wind
     
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    I was on a flight into Orlando a few years back....I swear I felt the right wingtip was going to touch down before the wheels. Not a good feeling...right gear hit, & you could feel the rudder pull the plane left & slam the left gear down. :sadbye2:
     
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    Ive been in a Stearman when a crosswind came out of nowhere and caused us to ground loop on an asphalt runway. Tore the wing tip all to shit, we threw duct tape on it... wiped our ass and headed home.

     
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    I saw a show about this on Discovery or the Science Channel. Landing like that is called crabbing because the plane is turned sort of sideways until the very last instant.

    The show said pilots actually enjoy doing this. They see it as a fun challenge. It looks scary as hell but apparently good pilots don't worry too much about it.
     
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    The B52 actually can rotate its landing gear so they can land while crabbing.
     
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    I take the puddle jumper from San Jose CA to Reno NV quite often for work. The crosswinds in Reno are brutal, and I remember one flight that was doing just that on the approach. The drunks behind me were having their great day on the roller-coaster, but I was shitting my pants. The pilot pulled the aircraft straight up when we were about 40 feet or so from touch-down. We circled and landed later, but I'll be damned if I was convinced we were going to do a drop, flip and roll on that runway.

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