Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

Picture of the Boeing 747-422 aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  740 of 1829  
  740 of 1829  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: United Airlines
More: Boeing 747-422
More: Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY)
More: Australia - New South Wales, September 20, 2005
Remark Photographer
N179UA (cn 25158/866) This was a landing with a difference, look at the direction of the aircraft comparing it to that of the rwy, the pilot eventually corrected it and landed very well.
More: Morris Biondi
Contact Morris Biondi
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 100,446
Photo added: May 29, 2006
Average views per day: 28

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (34)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from Australia posted Sun October 3, 2010:
Brilliant, never seen a pic from this view at Sydney..

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri September 15, 2006:
Wow, this guy is going into the woods ... Looks like an angle of 45 degrees relative to the rwy...

A visitor from Italy posted Fri September 8, 2006:

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 4, 2006:
What happened there!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon June 12, 2006:
Guys, if you look at the rudder, the pilot has intentionally put the aircraft so that it crabs into the crosswind. This camera angle definately exaggerates this more than common menuever. Great shot though, perfect timing with the smoke vortexing behind

A visitor from United States posted Sat June 10, 2006:

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 4, 2006:
Interesting view.... not the usual aircraft photo

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 4, 2006:
It can be because of cross-wind too,you never know unless you are in the cockpit

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 4, 2006:
Camera angle exaggerates the crab. Yes it is standard to land with a crab in heavy aircraft. You can't expect the Captain to use the Cessna 152 "wing low" crosswind landing proceedure when he has to worry about scraping engine cowlings.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat June 3, 2006:
Wrong direction :)))....Hope it ended like a normal landing :/

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat June 3, 2006:
Human eye gets tricked by the long zoom on the lens which flattens the perspective. that's why aircraft appears to be at "larger" angle to runway, that it actually is.

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 1, 2006:
Yes, it is a scary landing. No, it's not standard procedure to touch down like that. What the pilot was attempting to do was bring down the airplane in a crab (not aligned with the runway) and at the last second use rudder to get the aircraft aligned at the moment it touches down. The capt mis-timed this landing.

A visitor from - posted Wed May 31, 2006:
It doesn't look like the rudder is deflected in either direction. Obviously wasn't anything expected. Awesome shot and timing.

A visitor from Canada posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Gentlemen, it is a scary sight for someone not deeply involved in the aviation industry and one who isn't a know it all about aviation... think about the average pax.

Amazing photo though, the timing from the photog. couldn't have been any better capturing this very unique landing. Well done, Morris!

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Perfect photo. Amazing how they got this shot.

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Was it related to a crosswind landing??? reminds me of the kai tak landings

A visitor from Malaysia posted Wed May 31, 2006:
I wonder if passengers ever see this through the big screen in front of cabin.

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed May 31, 2006:
Interesting landing, and comments about it. When
there is mentioning about cross winds, how come the
plants in the front of the picture, or the trees in
the back, show any sing of bending due to winds?

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Cool photo well captured

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Looks scary, but is quite safe and standard procedure in crosswinds

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Why wouldn't they have used 16R for the landing with such a strong crosswind on 25?

A visitor from Canada posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Most passengers don't even notice the angle on the runway. lol

A visitor from Uruguay posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Spectacular and scary.
See the deflection of the righ main gear by the tremendous force of the side impact.
Icredible... Long life for the 747!!!

A visitor from Singapore posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Wa-lau-eh, si-peh-kia-lang! Translated from the chinese hokkien dialect, it means: Omigosh, this is Really frightening! Thanks Morris, for sharing this frightening picture.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 30, 2006:
This is not a scary landing. He's right on the centerline. Just guess what would happen to the engs if you bank a 747 on touchdown in a crosswind? This is the way to do it.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 30, 2006:
WOW, is that ususal? I haven't seen it before...

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Excellent timing from the photographer !!

A visitor from Uruguay posted Tue May 30, 2006:
It is scary!! Look how far from the 1000 feet mark it landed!! Almost in the middle of the runway!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue May 30, 2006:
A good kick on the rudder bar would get that beast back on the centreline

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 30, 2006:
What's scary on a crosswind landing?

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 30, 2006:
Nice photo mate! goes to show how effective that rudder coming in there is.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue May 30, 2006:
I would say that is close to 45', anyway what is scary for passengers is on most occasions quite acceptable for people in the industry and definetely not dangerous, that is what I meant.(Morris, picture taker)

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon May 29, 2006:
Scary landing? the 747 is capable of landing with almost 45` on the runway, it's only scary for the passengers in the plane.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Mon May 29, 2006:
Looks scary! Strong crosswind?

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
Hot Wings by member tomford
These are the best photos on Airliners net-great shots
Dreamshots!! by member ZERO18
Looks like they were taken out of a dream!! Enjoy!!
The Top by member mrglue
The best aviation album
THE BEST'S . Nothing Else!!! Only The Best's And Only On Airliners.net by member caliskan543
Some of the most attractive shots for you... Enjoy... (Live - To be updated)
Awesome Shots by member Shnoob940
My favourites.
Alcaeus's Picture Book by member Alcaeus
Some of my favourite photos
Pearls Of Aviation Photography!!! by member jmattner
my private favorite-pics collection
No Theme, Just Beautiful by member hanbar
with respect for yours, it is of course my opinion!
Our Returning Champion (Squad) by member thegreatRDU
14,500+ Big thanks to the quarterback of Boeing
My Favorites From A/L.net by member b747mikky
Images I like most
Best Of The Best IMHO by member Chukcha
The pictures I love...
Serdar`s Choice by member Serdar
My choice....take a look at my favorites on A.net......updated daily...
The Best Of Aviation by member SmithNL
My selection of the best pictures on Airliners.net, with a bit more interest for Dutch airlines. 350.000 views!
Pras's Civilian Airliners' Album by member pras
My favourite photos of civilian a/c
✈Eye-Catchers On Airliners!✈ by member kiffy
This is why I love A.net!
Beasts Of The Skies by member KilRoy07
Dream Birds by member cocom3power
For Basti and Alexandra, with all my love
Commercial Aviation by member braniffthebest
From Emirates to Eastern
Only The Best by member flying19
My personal favorites
CSeabra Favourites by member CSeabra
The best photos of Airliners.Net
A Couple Of My Favorites by member Junior747
A few favorite shots on Airliners.net
Best Pictures by member Spenser
My Favorites
Airliner Giants by member jmattner
hard to believe they can get their wheels off the ground
Yerbol's Favourite by member yerbol
loved ones
Great Shots From All Over The World by member PanAm_DC10
A selection of shots we can all enjoy!
FlightShadow's Collection by member FlightShadow
I like 'em
Beautiful Pictures From The Sky by member vitrih777
BIG and small planes
Only Amazing by member unitedairlines
The Best Pictures!!
The Real Wings Of The Web. Awesome Shots! by member NaPapa
Breath taking, amazing pictures!
Boeing by member mrccavalcanti
best of
MY FAVORITES by member ContinentalGuy
The Birds Of The Sky. by member MogaViorel
In my opinion, the best photos of Airliners.
The Best by member clubedosmalas
Top Photos
Classics by member hammondtheo
The Best Shots
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
I LOVE IT! Really.. by member luvtheflying
What keeps my passion for aviation growing!
Jumbo Jet!!! by member LufthansaPilot
Queen of the Skies!
Nuttin But 747"s by member rdhamr309
go hard or go home
The Best Planes by member piperflake
Only the best
Simply... Amazing by member jelle0597
The greatest dream of the human being is to fly...
Beautiful Pictures by member Astro
Beautiful pictures
Boeing At Its Best by member flyboyseven
Fabulous photos of a fabulous family
I Like by member Zangief
I wish I saw the scene captured
Aviation by member xxbkb24
Boeing`s by member Brazile
My Favourite Pics By Asier Ibañez by member asibanez17
Album containing my favourite A.net pics
Pure Inspiration by member Stannnn
Cracking Shots. by member scoward
My personal Favourites from Airliners.net.
My Favourite Photos Of The BIGS by member Berndi
One kind of airplanes that impresses me "all over"
Phil H's Favourites by member coasterplane
My own favorites
Aviazione by member zagraejo
Collection of excellent banking, take-offs, landings, and the like.
My Favorites by member asv
Random Picks from Airliners.net
Michal's Best Of: Landing by member michalrehacek
Interesting pictures of aircraft landing
My Favourites by member trefor
My favourite pics
Crosswind! by member N243NW
Where the rubber meets the runway...sideways
Favorites by member saqm
My favourite pictures
Awesome Pics by member GATechAE
pics on airliners.net that i love
What Beauties by member colinwu18
Poke around!
Welcome To The Dream Album by member MsAirPortugal
(The best from the best) My favorites and amazing pictures that makes this website so special.
Best Airliners.net Photos ! by member AndrewMick
The best photos are here !!
Fave Pics by member javixu
My favourite pic
Queen by member BigIron
She is still the Queen
Linus Favorite by member linutoy
my favs
Unusual Approaches by member Stu22
Weird & wonderfull approach sots
GORSCHA PHOTOS by member gorscha
las mejores fotos del mundo
Best Of Aviation Photos Collection !!! by member Arafat
My Favorite Aviation Photos
BBB by member sstone
Best of...
Smoke by member 96adrian
Smoke! by member DeltaSLC5427
Greaser on the runway.
Wet N' WINDY by member piston2011
When the Weather turns....
Touchdown by member b737seattle
Smokey Landings
Windy Landings!!!!! by member united50
Windy landings and crosswinds
Tribute To The Boeing 747 by member Boeing747Girl15
The sexiest airliner to ever exist!
View more albums and create your own