Monday, April 7, 2014

Some really hairy landings and takeoffs


Here are some of the hairiest crosswind landings and takeoffs I've ever seen, filmed at Birmingham airport in England during the past winter.  Note how the wings flex under the aerodynamic pressure. I recommend watching the video in full-screen mode.





I'm glad I wasn't aboard any of those planes . . .




Peter

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of those go-arounds was different from all the rest..was he going to fly the whole pattern with his gear down?

Anonymous said...

scratch one destination from my list...query, what airport has the highest number of aborted landings? I have no idea myself.

campbell76209 said...

Between the wind and that roller coaster runway it's a wonder any of them land safely. They couldn't move some dirt around and make a proper runway I wonder?

FrankC said...

Hows about tail hooks and a fast landing.
A la navy.
Needs passenger seats facing backwards.

Old NFO said...

That one at around 9 min, I'm amazed they didn't shear the gear with that side load... And some of those takeoffs were out of limits... Or I'll eat my hat!

Paul said...

Pretty hairy stuff. Lots of go around's. Makes you wonder where they went.

Will said...

At what point do the passengers get a vote on trying a different field?!!