tribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2727 times:
Quoting EXUALFlyer (Thread starter): Is this a common problem with large aircraft at NRT (ie; FedEx DC-10)? Is the A380 with full pax load more delicate on landing... therefore pilots use more caution in high wind conditions?
Generally speaking, the heavier the airplane is, the higher crosswind component that it can sustain, however when the wind exceeds those limits - whatever they are - you go someplace else!!
Yes, pilots usually are more cautious during high wind conditions, but it's not a problem only associated with NRT. Within the past week there was a Youtube video posted, and at least one thread here about some windy landings at BCN.
Now some airports are more prone to high winds than others, but at some point or other, they are all affected. One one the best I've seen is WLG :