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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6186 posts, RR: 31
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
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In most of the photographs I have seen about landings at Schiphol, most of the planes appear to make corrections applying left rudder at the last minute, usually landing one wing high, one low. Some more dramatic than others. Is this typical of Schiphol ? Does this airport have a particular issue with crosswinds ? I'd appreciate an explanation.

Thanks.

P.S.

You may wish to look at this pictures from the database and see what I mean. There are many more in such condition on said database.


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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Holland is a windy country, but crosswind happens here like anywhere else.
Of course, you only see the most dramatic examples on this site as they make an interesting picture. If a photographer can choose between uploading a normal landing photo, or a wobbly crosswind landing, of course he will upload the spectacular one.
Cheers,
Eduard

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User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

I have personally landed at SPL on many occasions (B707 and Lockheed TriStar equipment) and have found at times very strong crosswinds, especially landing to the south.
Having said this, more often than not, wind has not been a problem...FOG is another matter indeed....as we were not CATIII approved early on.

IMHO, SPL has the best ATC on the European continent.
They do a very fine job.


User currently offlineThe_Greq From Netherlands, joined Sep 2000, 181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Or this one:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/550002/L/


User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2694 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

The_Greq, you can show an airliners.net photo by typing photoid:###### enclosed in carrots.


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Carrots eh? Made me laugh that did! I think you mean carets, however doing so would not work anyway (carets are ^ symbols). You need angular brackets as in < and >.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineSian From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Gentlemen, the ^ sign is a circumflex, as I should know!  Wink/being sarcastic

Hwyl!

Siân Big grin



"Pleidiol wyf I'm gwlad!"
User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Like 411A already said fog is a problem, especially at this time of the year. Last week it was a really nice week at SPL, with delays/cancellations on Tuesday because of the volcanic ashes from Iceland messing up the Nordic region, Wednesday was really foggy and Thursday only 1 runway available at other KLM hub CDG, which really affected SPL ops too. Still, best airport in the world!


I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
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