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Eeek! Airbus A 380 Landing During Storm Dennis

Pretty close there at Heathrow…..

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jgh
jgh
1 year ago

Wow! I didn’t know passenger jets could do Vertical Take-off and Landing. 🙂

Pcar
Pcar
1 year ago

“Eeek!”

Not at all, the good pilot doesn’t fight wind but goes with it and uses “a special manoeuvre” to arrive where he wants and land safely

Anyone who’s done a lot of off-road or snow/ice driving/motor-biking learns this “don’t fight” rule

@Tim

Did you ever fly to Madeira pre the new extended runway?

Snarkus
Snarkus
1 year ago
Reply to  Pcar

somewhat extreme for a cross wind but speaks volumes for the quality of the undercarriage design. I wonder if he did not go around because the computers would not let him so pilot had to keep trying.

Snarkus
Snarkus
1 year ago

PPRUNE has a good knowledgeable discussion of this landing. Telephoto lenses distort distance and speed. Outside the cockpit, observers do not know what winds and directions the pilot was dealing with.

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