Friday, March 21, 2008

Great piloting skills

A few weeks ago I posted a video clip of a Lufthansa Airbus making a very, very scary approach to the runway in a severe cross-wind. I've posted other "interesting" landings here and here.

Here's another, this time from Canada, demonstrating a situation almost as dangerous as the Lufthansa landing, but saved by extremely good flying by the pilots. Hats off to them! The aircraft is an Airbus A319 landing in Montreal, with winds gusting to well over 40 mph.



Crucis said...

Nice smooth transition from a crab approach to a final slip---landing on one wheel using opposite rudder to keep the plane parallel to the runway.

If you watch closely you can watch the transition. Great flying job.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed they did that without smokin' the tires.