extreme crosswind landings...BOEING Video

CaravanMan

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Whoa, pretty awesome video! I wonder how many sets of tires they went through? Haven't heard that song in a long, long time either.
 

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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!
 

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How does the rear landing gear hit sideways like that? Can they pivot and turn slightly or do they just hope it doesn't snap off?
 

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Most F/O's I've flown with use the technique demonstrated in this video. Land, and watch the airplane inertia fix everything...

I know the 737 main gear do caster slightly. That's why they look funny crooked taxiing around. Even the CRJ-700 has some limited caster in the main gear. Peace out-
 

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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!
More like leaned back and looked out the side window.
 

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Looks like it may be footage from Boeing's test strip out near Moses Lake, WA. Dusty, windy...impressive dust devils out there!
 

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Sweet video!

Why aren't these guys getting rid of the crab before touchdown?
 

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9GClub said:
Sweet video!

Why aren't these guys getting rid of the crab before touchdown?
They lessen the crab, but if they got out of it fully, they'd lose runway alignment in wind that strong.

I guess.
 

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Great videos. I understand that Goodyear Tire sponsored them. ;)

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Is it that they have to demonstrate during flight testing that the airplane can withstand severe side-loading on the gear?

I know they do other unusual stuff like Vmu, that they have to attach a skid on the tail to do.

Anybody at Boeing or other manufacturers know the answer?
 

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That video shows how you get your demonstrated max crosswind limitation for each airplane..
 

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gkrangers said:
They lessen the crab, but if they got out of it fully, they'd lose runway alignment in wind that strong.
It's more about not scraping an engine, with a wing low, they would trade paint with the runway...
 

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9GClub said:
Sweet video!

Why aren't these guys getting rid of the crab before touchdown?
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.
 
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