Here’s a Boeing 737 trying – and initially failing – to land at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport last Tuesday. Strong crosswinds made it an . . . interesting . . . experience for all concerned. Watch it in full-screen mode for best results.
I’m glad they made it down on the second attempt. By then, the passengers must have been getting a little airsick!
2nd try was textbook perfect.
Co-Pilot on first, AC on second?
Looks like the port wingtip hit the pavement during that "touch and go".
A friend who recently retired from airline service – his second retirement, the first was from naval aviation – said he was completely spoiled because "the deck is always facing into the wind" and as a result of those years hates crosswind landings. He also believes Boeing could benefit from learning about arresting hooks…..
If I'd been on that plane and sitting on a dime, I could've given you nine cents change right then!
The title says 13 knot winds. There must have been a freak gust involved in the first attempt; I can easily land my very-light RV-12 in a direct 13 knot crosswind.