Author Topic: TUI pilot absolutely nails SIDEWAYS landing in 40-knot crosswinds at Bristol Air  (Read 3723 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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just a wow watch.

Strong winds blowing directly across the runway at Bristol Airport in southwest England yesterday (October 12) caused this TUI Airways Boeing 757-200 aircraft to come in to land sideways. Storm Callum has brought travel chaos to large parts of the UK as winds and heavy rainfall hit the country. "Aircraft need to compensate for the crosswind otherwise they will be blown off course," explains filmer Mraviationguy, a UK based YouTuber who who films aviation videos. "They do this by pointing their nose into the direction the wind is coming from, demonstrated perfectly by this crew. It is always fascinating to watch planes landing in strong crosswinds and it is fantastic to see such amazing skill by the pilots."

Offline jedgar

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Any pilots able to describe what its like once you touch the ground? Is there a lot of stress on the gears as you re-align the plane once it touches the ground, and how does one go about doing that? Thurst I suppose?
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 10:11:45 PM by jedgar »

Offline wiedehopf

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Maybe this twitter thread is of interest @jedgar :