I was recently on a United Airlines flight from ORD to TPA (727) which was bringing me back home. There was quite a strom that passed through and apparently it had left some winds behind. We were on final to 18R even though the winds seemed to be heading about 080. Runway 9 was too crowded so we were asighned 18R. It was VERY gusty and when we reached about decision height, our plane must have been crabbed 10° to the right. Maybe more..I don't know. When we landed....we touched down quite firmly(normal for these conditions, no business foating) and took a hard bounce in the direction of the runway.
Now for the point(sorry)
For the pilots on the forum, how bad have the crosswinds gotten? Did your aircraft behave the same way during touchdown? What is the best Technique to use?
I am wondering why the Pilot didn't use the side slip technique to minimize the side stress on the wheels.
Everyone else: How many of you have seen oe also experienced such a landing? I have seen some great pix on the site of such landings. Its quite a sight to see!!!
Sorry for the novel guys,