Rough Cross Wind Landings…and one just right!

Were all those bad? Actually no; numbers 8-5 were fine. Another example of why those who don’t “do” should not critique! Proper technique is to let the wind weather vane you until you get close (100 feet or so and then ease in rudder to align the fuselage. Ease as you can see is key! If the pilot gets rough or over controls an oscillation can occur. Once aligned you hold center line with counter aileron to track down the runway. A secret I use is keep the power steady until the wheels are on deck then go to idle and thus deploy the spoilers. The 777 footage is intentional and was taken during cross wind flight tests for certification.

Very nice! BTW if it was easy anyone could do it. Still think being an airline pilot is just pushing buttons?

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