GalaxyFlyer wrote:Why so early, CC? Here’s the best video of a 747 crosswind landing I’ve seen.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:There’s no “snapping” or “kicking” involved. A gentle push on the appropriate rudder pedal will align the gear with the runway, sometimes combined with a 3-5 degrees of wing down.
Redbellyguppy wrote:Actually I'm totally trimming for airspeed and using thrust to maintain glideslope when I'm hand flying a 737. It's not that far from being a huge 182.
AOA has proved particularly useful for approach to aircraft carriers, where it is important to maintain a consistent approach attitude for each landing. In this case, "backside" approach techniques are used, where glide path is controlled primarily by changes in thrust while the aircraft is held at a fixed AOA. Use of this technique during approach on commercial jet airplanes would be contrary to the pitch commands provided by the flight director bars, and to the speed hold mode of the autothrottle, which is often used during approach.
Redbellyguppy wrote:I hold the crab to 50 ft then start easing it out in the flare. How would you shoot an ILS if you were required to have it out by 200-300?
BartSimpson wrote:Now this is a very amateurish question: Wouldn't it make sense to select the pilot flying as the one who sits on the leeward side because he might have a better view to the front? Or is there not really a difference?
IFlyVeryLittle wrote:Is there a need (or best practice) to snap a landing plane into straight-head flight just before touching down on one of those sideways-crabbing crosswind landings, or is there enough "give" built into the main landing gear to absorb that kind of off-center force? Thanks.
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