More like leaned back and looked out the side window.ms6073 said:Yikes - it be the camera angle of the shot but I bet that last pass required the PF to lean way forward in his seat in order to maintain a visual with runway!
It's more about not scraping an engine, with a wing low, they would trade paint with the runway...gkrangers said:They lessen the crab, but if they got out of it fully, they'd lose runway alignment in wind that strong.
The airplane can land using crab only (zero sideslip) up to the landing crosswind guideline speeds. On very slippery runways, landing the airplane using crab only reduces drift toward the downwind side of touchdown, permits rapid operation of the spoilers and autobrakes because all main gears touchdown simultaneously, and may reduce pilot workload since the aircraft does not have to be decrabbed before touchdown. However, proper rudder and upwind aileron must be applied after touchdown to ensure directional control is maintained.9GClub said:Sweet video!
Why aren't these guys getting rid of the crab before touchdown?