It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Extreme crosswind landing in an A380

page: 1
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:26 PM
link   
Holy cow!!!! This one was a doozy. An Emirates A380 landing at Düsseldorf. Wow its amazing that he got that sucker on the ground. Watch the rudder on approach. Thats some pretty aggressive rudder deflection trying to keep the giant jet on the runway. Some of our High Sierra landing spots require us to do the crosswind crab in our King Air and its one of the most unnatural feeling in the world




edit on 10/6/17 by FredT because: (no reason given)

edit on 10/6/17 by FredT because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:35 PM
link   
a reply to: FredT

Wow! Kudos to the pilot for getting that baby on the ground.

I have flown a lot this past year---including Emirates. I've had a few white knuckled landings---but nothing like this. I don't feel so bad anymore.

Thanks for sharing this.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:38 PM
link   
Crosswind landings are so freaky, thanks for sharing!



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:49 PM
link   
a reply to: FredT

That was NUTS!

How long do you reckon it took ARFF to extricate everyone's seats from their backsides?



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:50 PM
link   
a reply to: FredT

Sweet Jesus!!
I bet there were more than a few passengers checking their shorts in the restroom after that landing!



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 02:56 PM
link   
Who takes these videos, the FAA (or equivalent for the given area) or the airport or the airlines themselves for pilot evaluations and/or insurance purposes? Or is it bystanders who just like planes?

Anyhow, this is one of those landing where they should have had one of the plane tugs meet the pilots with 3 signs, all of them displaying a 10 just like the Olympics. Nicely done.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:06 PM
link   
a pro....he had to stay in left rudder there at the end.....that's too much moments on any undercarriage....



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:12 PM
link   
a reply to: FredT

I saw that on a news website before absolutely crazy I wonder if the passengers got flung around a bit



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:18 PM
link   
that is a BAD EFFEN Airport , they could lose a aircraft there easily !



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:36 PM
link   
Clear case of overcorrection....



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:48 PM
link   
a reply to: evc1shop

A lot of them are shot by spotters just out there watching stuff go in and out.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:53 PM
link   
I used to sit at the end of Fort Lauderdale airport all the time. Was kind of one of my hideouts. I've seen a lot of crazy landings and that's a easy airport. Unless of course they had to fly out heading west into those afternoon summer storms.

There were two that really made me wonder if I had made a smart choice sit out there. They have a 12 to 15 foot fence surrounding the runway. One day an Airbus (Air Canada I think) must have been told at the very last second to abort and pull up. The plane ahead of him didn't get off the runway quick enough.From my view of about 50 years from fence, his wheels were already down to the top of that fence. Those engines SCREAMED. I thought UTOH!I seriously didn't think it was going to climb and make it. It all happened in kind of slow motion, but dang if he didn't make it. I'm sure that pilot and passengers were doing a lot of mumbling under the breath.

The other one was a AA. You could tell it was riding heavy. He was taking every little bit of runway he could.This day he was heading out towards the west which means it passes right over I-95. I'm truely surprised there wasn't an accident on the highway. The pilot barely got it off and over the fence. If he had 15 more feet of runway I'd be quite surprised.I gave myself a hurtful butt clench, but I know to any drivers on 95 right them would have been looking at something similar to how those planes look that land on that island that everyone like to stand at for takeoff. So yeah sort of like that view the people have on the beach when the planes land there. Although that had to look more like it was going to fly right into your passenger window!

I watched the Blue Angels from therecquite often



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:54 PM
link   
Any landing you can walk away from...

It is like watching Skate Big Air at the X-Games! You can tell he's over corrected and the "ankles" are going to be stressed. The shocks (knees) took a good beating! No "hand" down. Prolly not the best score! lol

But see the first line!




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:54 PM
link   

originally posted by: FredT
Holy cow!!!! This one was a doozy. An Emirates A380 landing at Düsseldorf. Wow its amazing that he got that sucker on the ground. Watch the rudder on approach. Thats some pretty aggressive rudder deflection trying to keep the giant jet on the runway. Some of our High Sierra landing spots require us to do the crosswind crab in our King Air and its one of the most unnatural feeling in the world





Like a boss...



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:27 PM
link   
I’m surprised that they didn’t blow out a few tires



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:44 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks, I didn't know folks were still allowed to hang near the tarmac and take video, unless these were taken with some good zoom.

Being a train buff, I like to take photos of trains for my model railroading hobby and when I was a lot younger (40+ yrs), growing up near Boston I would hang out in the freight yards and talk to the engineers, etc. Even got invited to ride shotgun a few times. Nowadays, I live out in WA state and sometimes the folks in the cab will wave me away from the tracks even if I have a tripod setup in an out of the way place. I have had railroad personnel in trucks escort me away from grade crossings and warn me about trespass near tracks. The world is certainly not like it was back then.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:48 PM
link   
a reply to: evc1shop

There are airports starting to build really nice areas for spotters to hang out, and at least one has set up a spotter security network so if they see something suspicious they can call and report it.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:02 PM
link   

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: evc1shop

There are airports starting to build really nice areas for spotters to hang out, and at least one has set up a spotter security network so if they see something suspicious they can call and report it.


Can we have one at Gatwick please? It's easier to get photos at Area 51 than it is at a low ranking civilian airport like this!



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:07 PM
link   
a reply to: Imagewerx

I think it was Milwaukee, but one airport put a really nice viewing area up on a hill by the airport. Installed bathrooms and everything.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:17 PM
link   
a reply to: Zaphod58

We used to have one on the roof of the terminal building until the security scares closed it for good back in the 1980s or when ever it was,now all we get is holes in the fence or one of the crash gates



new topics

top topics



 
7
<<   2 >>

log in

join