Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some very tricky arrivals and departures

The video clip below shows crosswind landings and takeoffs at Düsseldorf airport in Germany earlier this year. The pilots generally do a pretty good job of dealing with the very tricky conditions, except for a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 (see from 4m. 03sec.) which doesn't get its upwind wing low enough, and appears to have a hairy moment or two.

I'm glad I didn't have to land or take off there that day!



Noons said...

Why on Earth don't they have them landing against the wind?
There is a cross landing strip!
This is just an unnecessary risk...

Anonymous said...

And *that* folks, is why they make the big bucks!

Stretch said...

The lightening is impressive. Particularly at the 7:03 mark.