Aviation Photo #1242626 Boeing 737-7H4 - Southwest Airlines

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Landing on a 30mph crosswind.Note the "Tony Jannus Award -2007" emblem next to the "Heroine of the Heart" sticker
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    Jason Whitebird
    Southwest Airlines
    Boeing 737-7H4
    Boeing 737-700 (BBJ/C-40 Clipper)
    Boeing 737-700 (BBJ/C-40 Clipper)
    Boeing
    32523
    2182
    N266WN
    Las Vegas - McCarran International
    Nevada
    USA
    April 22, 2007
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Comments (42)

Anonymous
9 years ago
I was there when this aircraft was presented in Tampa. I have a picture of me standing right next to it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That was close, nice catch Jason! Keep it! Regards, Allen Azevedo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Umm... whoa! Great shot, but that is not a flight I would have liked to be on.
Anonymous
9 years ago
C'mon join the joyride
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a cross wind landing
Anonymous
9 years ago
Red bellied war bird making an enterance into LAS!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hang on to something...
Anonymous
9 years ago
I wonder what the pax on the left side were thinking!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice shot. Perfect cross-wind landing utilizing the wing down method!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! What a landing. I've landed many times at LAS, but none as fun as this one. Nice photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just so much precision is required in whatever they do sitting in the cockpit. Wonder what the persons sitting on this side of windows would be thinking.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Must be very strong crosswind! Nice perspective!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Oh my god!! Crazy landing!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Its so beautiful... ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wing crosswind huh?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unusual attitude at ten feet
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo but this is not a perfect crosswind landing! If you have had to manoeuvre the jet like this so close to touchdown you have misjudged the crosswind! Sorry to disappoint the armchair experts! ;)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Coool looks like ms flighsim
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like a forward slip to landing
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a proper crosswind landing, especially in the gusty conditions at LAS. Ignore anyone who says otherwise.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice picture there just like my no wind landings on Flight sim lol!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Strong crosswind from the left (check the METARs), upwind wing dipped, opposite rudder deflection. Sounds right to me! It would've been fun to be on board that aircraft, and even better to be on a Tedbus listening in on Channel 9...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Southwest Airlines Rocks! Beautiful Landing shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a very proper crosswind landing for that size jet in a crosswind of 20-25kts, right before touchdown dip the upwind wing and "roll" the plane to the ground. Excellent shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cheers to the flight crew for getting this bird on the ground safely. I fly thru LAS regularly, and this is almost always what the landings are like. Very hot temperatures outside make it a very bumpy approach in the desert!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great capture! I'm happy that I was not on that flight.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent crosswind technique... a beautiful photo too!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool shot of a plane i`d never like to be in such a situation
Anonymous
9 years ago
Knowing how WN pilots like doing short finals, I first thought this may have been TOO close of one!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool! I've made similar landings on Flight Simulator.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Are you scared?!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The landing: amazing. The livery: amazing. The aircraft: amazing. The whole danm thing? AMAZING!!! Awesome shot! Hats off to the pilots.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! it was the training that SouthWest provided for their pilots that help them get this bird on the ground
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful action shot at a critical moment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is an excellent action shot, and trust me, this is how you land a jet in crosswind conditions, opposite rudder, and wing into wind to counter the rolling moment that occurs as a result of yaw increasing the speed of the airflow over the windward wing. If you didn't roll into it, the aeroplane would flip the opposite way, add the crosswind to that and you could depart from the runway. In crosswinds its ok to land on the upwind gear first, it doesn't have to be level.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow, go billy
Anonymous
5 years ago
Be careful my friend
Anonymous
4 years ago
I imagine the one at the controls is doing a bit of wrestling with the yoke at this point. Great picture.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Very neat shot. Right at the correct time.

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