I’ve landed in some heavy winds in my relatively short time as a pilot (see my other postings linked below), but I can only imagine the types of winds commercial pilots see day in and day out. Apparently there was a storm over Düsseldorf airport in Germany last week, resulting in some great footage of big planes landing in HEAVY crosswinds. I remember during flight training explaining to my family and friends how during heavy crosswinds you are basically flying at the runway at an angle and only at the last second do you yaw the plane in line with the runway. The landings on this video definitely exemplify that quite awesomely. You can just hear how heavy the winds are roaring that day, crazy stuff. Enjoy!
- Some Windy Flying
- Really Nailing Crosswind Landings
- Nailing Crosswind Landings
- Challenging Windy Lesson Four