Aviation Photo #1827070 Boeing 747-436 - British Airways

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This is a crosswind landing sequence I will not forget!
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    Ronald J Stella
    British Airways
    Boeing 747-436
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    28855
    1190
    G-BYGA
    Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
    Massachusetts
    USA
    August 2010
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice catch! Engines number 1 & 2 are so close to the ground. Looks scary to me ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I'm sure the passengers won't forget it either! :-) Tony
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cmon BA! You are better than that!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow Ron! Great moment captured. The windsock near #1 illustrates the crosswind and I like the rudder deflection as well.
-Matt
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wild photo. Could have been a very expensive landing. Thankfully all went well.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic Shot Ron! Nice East Boston houses in the back. PC for today. Oliver
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well, this is another reason to put the engines beneth the wing. They should put a little metal beam on the bottom of the engines to avoid colission with the ground.
Anonymous
6 years ago
WOW. This is a fantastic definition of a crosswind landing with the excessive use of the rudder with the correction using yaw. 6 stars
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's a typical crosswind landing people....
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was in this plane! I was right at the wing! I had some business to do in London and Boston. Later on I took a flight to LA and from there to PEK. It was a pretty scary experience trust me! Everything else though on BA was outstanding!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Doubtful this is a typical crosswind landing. I would guess it was a hard landing, not typical at all. Great capture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This goes to show just how strong them landing gears are. Its amazing how the airframe is able to take the stress of take-offs and landings like these. The 747 rules!

f14dtomcat
Anonymous
5 years ago
30 ...20.....10.....5...4..3.2.1...inches ..inches! inches man inches!!!!1
Anonymous
5 years ago
Brilliant pic and hats of the pilot for getting it right.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely amazing. I love the composition of this shot! The visitor is right, not a typical crosswind landing. This particular landing must have been a hard one.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Speedbird making a crosswind landing. This photographer is so good he captured the wind sock in the background, which shows it to be a crosswind landing.This might be somewhat "normal" for the 747-400. The roughest landing I was ever in was a 747-400 landing in Chicago in stormy weather.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great timing Ron , Excellent shot !
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ron, your photos are amazing...looking through all of them I have yet to find one that doesn't tickle my pickle...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excellent photo and very bad pilot handling of the crosswind situation, obviously there is a strong crosswind from the right and by looking on the plane attitude and position of the rudder the pilot made a completely opposite flight control inputs, in this situation the aircraft should be with a right bank and rudder deflection to the left not as it is, lucky they))))worst than student pilot performance,this guy shouldn't be on the the flight deck of any plane,flying passengers, what a shame for British airways, one of the greatest ( NOT ) (((((
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent photo the windsock gives you a great sense of what is actually going on outside, To the visiter from Germany, everyone make mistakes, the Important thing is that we learn from them, believe me I have seen many a rougher landing than that.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Stunning shot!!! Look how close the no. 1 engine is to the ground!!! :o
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice catch!
Anonymous
3 years ago
@ Visitor from Germany, Feb 12th 2012:
Guy, what the heck are you explaining? The pilots did everything right. Safe landing, even if not with wings levelled. According to the situation the A/C expirienced a right crosswind, and the crew worked the situation by applying right rudder and aileron! Have a look at the right wing, you can clearly see the aileron is deflected upwards, which means the right-hand wing will LOSE lift. Next time you should better do your homework instead of questioning the pilot's airmanship in an unnormal situation like this! I bet you would've failed!! #sigh

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