AR385
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Schiphol Landings

Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:49 am

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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IL76
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RE: Schiphol Landings

Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:03 am

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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411A
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RE: Schiphol Landings

Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:44 pm

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.
 
The_Greq
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RE: Schiphol Landings

Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:40 pm

Or this one:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/550002/L/
 
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RE: Schiphol Landings

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:00 am

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


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RE: Schiphol Landings

Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:22 am

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 >.

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RE: Schiphol Landings

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:23 am

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

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RE: Schiphol Landings

Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:43 pm

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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