Thursday, December 14, 2006

Boeing 777 and 747 crosswind landings

Video of Boeing 777 and 747 during high crosswind landing test flights.

2 Comments:

Blogger blogengeezer said...

This is one of my all time favorite videos. I really enjoy the music with the graceful landing tecnique referred to by Military pilots as 'Crabbing'. A friend that flies Air freight across the USA tells me that he uses the 'Wing Low' landing during high crosswinds. An old pilot friend of mine used 'Crabbing' for all of his years of Air Force freighter 'Driving' He flew everything they had from C-119s in Korea, up to and including the 'Hercules' C-130 and 'Starlifter'. He landed supplies at the North and south poles. Sometimes never stopping, just 'Dropping' The loads out the rear ramp. This is to my friend Richard Bell. You will never be forgotten.

8:26 PM  
Blogger blogengeezer said...

These landings were made in South America at a landing strip known for it's extremely highwinds. The other reason was to be far away from any observers from the European competition. Aerbus would have liked to see a different outcome. USA engineering still rules.

8:52 PM  

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