Thursday, January 15, 2015

Some more windy landings


This video was shot at Leeds Bradford Airport (the highest in England) on January 9th.  Looks like an interesting ride . . .





Leeds Bradford is known for extreme cross-wind conditions.  Here's another video clip from 2008, showing more hairy stuff.





I think I'll try to land somewhere else if I find myself in England again . . .

Peter

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

Realistically, most of those are out of limits... When your nose is 30 deg off runway heading at touchdown, that ain't good...

Donald Sensing said...

Reminds me of learning to fly at Ft Sill, Okla. where the winds were so variable that it was pretty common to start crabbing left, switch to right, then back to left again - all on final!

The US B-52 bomber has swivel landing gear; the pilot dials in the runway heading and the landing gear rotates to match. So the airplane can land pointing toward the side of the runway and roll straight down the middle.

acairfearann.com said...

Then there are the Northern Islands....Tingwall Airport videos are particularly absurd.


Sven Weichbrodt said...

Build a new runway at 45-degrees to the existing one. That should take care of it.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Why would any planner , civil engineer, or landscaper design and build a major airport in any area known for such radical environmental characteristics?