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(Jalopnik)   You ever watch a professional airline pilot at work and think "Pfft, whatever, I could totally do that?" The answer is probably no, because sometimes you have to deal with super typhoons, and those are never fun   (jalopnik.com) divider line 107
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2013-09-23 08:12:26 PM  
I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.
 
2013-09-23 08:22:37 PM  
Chicken!
 
2013-09-23 08:52:51 PM  
Yeah the beefy 747 just shrugged that shiat off, got-damned super typhoons should get the hell out of my turbofan intakes.

/although the pilot needed a lot more aileron on touchdown, crosswind almost got under his upwind wing
 
2013-09-23 08:57:11 PM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.


Dude that looked like gusts up in the 60kt+ range, I'd love to see you land a 172 in that.
 
2013-09-23 09:05:09 PM  
Always amazes me how much the wings bend on a 747.
 
2013-09-23 09:07:34 PM  
I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.
 
2013-09-23 09:28:39 PM  

vossiewulf: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

Dude that looked like gusts up in the 60kt+ range, I'd love to see you land a 172 in that.


FTA: "The cameraperson captured two EVA Air jets attempting to land as it is hit by 33 mph wind gusts in the air and 48 mph wind gusts on the runway."
 
2013-09-23 09:38:04 PM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.


How many attempts did it take you and was this in X Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator?

/I kid
 
2013-09-23 09:40:40 PM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.


I've landed a cessna in a 12-knot gusty crosswind. My sphincter was airtight.
 
2013-09-23 09:42:53 PM  

change1211: 48 mph wind gusts on the runway.


I'm good with video of you landing a 172 with 50mph winds too. You do know the maximum recommended crosswind component is 15kts? Yes it can handle more but you better have a really good reason.
 
2013-09-23 09:50:15 PM  

MisterTweak: I've landed a cessna in a 12-knot gusty crosswind. My sphincter was airtight.


I've done 20kts, but 1) it was a dumb thing to do and 2) that was about the max for the sideslip method, rudder was bouncing against downwind limit. Anything more than that and you'd be crabbing.
 
2013-09-23 09:52:21 PM  

RedPhoenix122: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

How many attempts did it take you and was this in X Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator?

/I kid


I've never tried X-Plane, how is it?

vossiewulf: change1211: 48 mph wind gusts on the runway.

I'm good with video of you landing a 172 with 50mph winds too. You do know the maximum recommended crosswind component is 15kts? Yes it can handle more but you better have a really good reason.


Recommended limit, it's not a limitation. The wind was reported to be 33-48Mph, that doesn't mean there was a crosswind component of 33-48Mph.
 
2013-09-23 10:05:44 PM  

change1211: Recommended limit, it's not a limitation. The wind was reported to be 33-48Mph, that doesn't mean there was a crosswind component of 33-48Mph.


I am fully willing to cede studly stick and rudder skills to you, but be real. If you tried to fly a 172 in those conditions and it didn't involve you being the sole source who could bring medicine to a dozen six year old orphans who were rescued from an illegal orphan circus and who are going to die in the next two hours without it, you need to be sedated before you climb in for your and everyone else's safety.
 
2013-09-23 10:13:34 PM  

vossiewulf: change1211: Recommended limit, it's not a limitation. The wind was reported to be 33-48Mph, that doesn't mean there was a crosswind component of 33-48Mph.

I am fully willing to cede studly stick and rudder skills to you, but be real. If you tried to fly a 172 in those conditions and it didn't involve you being the sole source who could bring medicine to a dozen six year old orphans who were rescued from an illegal orphan circus and who are going to die in the next two hours without it, you need to be sedated before you climb in for your and everyone else's safety.


I'm not crazy, sometime high winds come out of nowhere. I was flying an R44 in Calgary a while ago and a Chinook came in, bringing 55-60 knot winds. I said bugger it and went home.
 
2013-09-23 10:24:20 PM  
I don't pretend to know how to fly, but all of that cross wind would play hell.  Any down bursts that come along with those?
 
2013-09-23 11:31:35 PM  
Turn the ILS on. Let the technology do what it was designed to do.

Piece of cake.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-23 11:31:53 PM  
I don't know anything about how to land a plane.

I would be very glad to be in a plane piloted by someone who was willing to try again rather than do something he or she was uncertain of.

Gamble with my life and I am going to be pissed off about it.
 
2013-09-23 11:34:08 PM  

Dimensio: I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.


How many pilots does it take to land a 747 in 48 kt winds?

3 and 1/5
 
2013-09-23 11:34:46 PM  
I was supposed to go to Guangzhou tomorrow, but work gave me 3 days off instead!
 
2013-09-23 11:34:52 PM  

Dimensio: I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.


Who said they don't?

amydenby.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-23 11:37:17 PM  
Subby, I have logged countless hours playing almost every version of StarFox. I could totally land that plane AND take off again while getting ALL of the gold and silver rings.

Typhoon? Pfft, do a barrel roll through that motherfarker.
 
2013-09-23 11:37:46 PM  
This is why I drink on the plane.  And in the airport lounge.  And I might have a beer before I leave the house.
 
2013-09-23 11:38:10 PM  
Shouldn't be a problem; just add some bicycle training wheels to the tips of the wings.
 
2013-09-23 11:41:12 PM  
I agree, you don't want one staring you down.  It seems rather distracting.

mimg.ugo.com

"Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full of floppy mantits."
 
2013-09-23 11:41:32 PM  
Pfft...
 
2013-09-23 11:44:45 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Turn the ILS on. Let the technology do what it was designed to do.

Piece of cake.


There are a scary number of people out there that think this is a true statement. All the ILS does is get you within visual range of the runway..managing crosswinds like that right over the threshold is almost always on the guys up front.
 
2013-09-23 11:45:45 PM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

No you haven't.
 
2013-09-23 11:46:31 PM  

Dimensio: I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.


Well, outside of Phoenix anyway.
 
2013-09-23 11:47:07 PM  
You know what they say about commercial flying: it's interminable hours of extreme boredom, punctuated by brief moments of intense terror.

Bonus: some nasty cross-wind landings.
 
2013-09-23 11:47:31 PM  
Myself as a pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River I have to say these guys are amatuers
 
2013-09-23 11:49:37 PM  
I'm not sure I could have landed that plane, but my copilot Jesus has pulled off some miracles in the past.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-23 11:50:43 PM  

nickdaisy: I'm not sure I could have landed that plane, but my copilot Jesus has pulled off some miracles in the past.


Jesus was my co-pilot, but we crashed in the Andes and I ate him to survive.
 
2013-09-23 11:51:31 PM  
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.
Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.
 
2013-09-23 11:54:22 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This is why I drink on the plane.  And in the airport lounge.  And I might have a beer before I leave the house.


Same. Also while I'm flying the plane.

/Trina Marquez did not drink the vodka, because I drank the vodka
 
2013-09-23 11:54:23 PM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.


And exactly how many people were you carrying?  One?  Three, perhaps?  Call me when you are gambling the lives of 100+ passengers and then I'll care about your fark'n viewpoint as a pilot who flies planes the size of your penis.
 
2013-09-23 11:54:46 PM  

Acidicnads: Myself as a pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River I have to say these guys are amatuers


Well, as a Nigerian prince I expect all the pilots of my royal air force to perform in at least twice that wind.
 
2013-09-23 11:56:29 PM  

433: Gamble with my life and I am going to be pissed off about it.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Is up to the challenge.
 
2013-09-23 11:57:44 PM  

buzzcut73: AverageAmericanGuy: Turn the ILS on. Let the technology do what it was designed to do.

Piece of cake.

There are a scary number of people out there that think this is a true statement. All the ILS does is get you within visual range of the runway..managing crosswinds like that right over the threshold is almost always on the guys up front.


True story.

gingerjet: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

And exactly how many people were you carrying?  One?  Three, perhaps?  Call me when you are gambling the lives of 100+ passengers and then I'll care about your fark'n viewpoint as a pilot who flies planes the size of your penis.


My god, I can't even imagine having a penis the size of an airplane. That would be terrible!
 
2013-09-24 12:00:42 AM  

Dimensio: I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.


What makes you think they don't?
 
2013-09-24 12:01:05 AM  

gingerjet: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

And exactly how many people were you carrying?  One?  Three, perhaps?  Call me when you are gambling the lives of 100+ passengers and then I'll care about your fark'n viewpoint as a pilot who flies planes the size of your penis.


Explains why my penis doesn't handle so well in strong crosswinds.
 
2013-09-24 12:04:19 AM  

change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.


I'm only a student pilot, so I won't call shenanigans, but you really ought to have video of that. If the full 40 something knots was right down the runway for you, it would be like landing a helicopter (assuming a 172 or similar).

Serious question for you: what did you do with the plane once you were on the ground? Seems to me that winds of that speed would flip you right over regardless of crosswind taxi control.
 
2013-09-24 12:05:17 AM  

strangeluck: Subby, I have logged countless hours playing almost every version of StarFox. I could totally land that plane AND take off again while getting ALL of the gold and silver rings.

Typhoon? Pfft, do a barrel roll through that motherfarker.


fc03.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-24 12:06:44 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: gingerjet: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

Explains why my penis doesn't handle so well in strong crosswinds.


I would recommend staying away from the cheerleaders who have just finished banging half the football team.
 
2013-09-24 12:07:07 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This is why I drink on the plane.  And in the airport lounge.  And I might have a beer before I leave the house.


jesus I hope you arn't the pilot!!!
 
2013-09-24 12:07:30 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: gingerjet: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

And exactly how many people were you carrying?  One?  Three, perhaps?  Call me when you are gambling the lives of 100+ passengers and then I'll care about your fark'n viewpoint as a pilot who flies planes the size of your penis.

Explains why my penis doesn't handle so well in strong crosswinds.


Does it not get blown much?
 
2013-09-24 12:08:58 AM  

RedPhoenix122: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

How many attempts did it take you and was this in X Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator?

/I kid


X-Plane 10
About 150
 
2013-09-24 12:09:34 AM  

MisterTweak: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

I've landed a cessna in a 12-knot gusty crosswind. My sphincter was airtight.


Same here.  Piper Cherokee 140 in a (let's just say "marginally legal") crosswind.  There's nothing like the squeal of aircraft wheels as you're being slewed directly off the runway.  Once all three gear were on the pavement with the full load of the plane on them, the Cherokee was a brick.  While landing, it was downright scarey.
 
2013-09-24 12:11:15 AM  
I am surprised that pilots do not frequently develop drinking problems.

Who says they don't?
 
2013-09-24 12:16:02 AM  
I've seen scarier.
 
2013-09-24 12:16:09 AM  
www.blogcdn.com
Amateurs.

powhound: change1211: I've landed a Cessna in winds like that, an A330 should really be able to handle winds better than that.

I'm only a student pilot, so I won't call shenanigans, but you really ought to have video of that. If the full 40 something knots was right down the runway for you, it would be like landing a helicopter (assuming a 172 or similar).

Serious question for you: what did you do with the plane once you were on the ground? Seems to me that winds of that speed would flip you right over regardless of crosswind taxi control.


It's been done.
 
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