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2021-07-18 7:48:35 AM  
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2021-07-18 8:40:51 AM  
That's pretty insane looking; like he landed a kite
 
2021-07-18 8:46:26 AM  
Would you rather be on the side of the plane that sees the runway or the side away from it?

And no going to the restroom first.
 
2021-07-18 8:58:30 AM  
The B-52 has undercarriage that you can rotate, so in crosswind landings like this you can just land facing into the wind, with the wheels facing down the runway. No need to the last second yaw.

/But good job pilot. Hope you got a round of applause.
//Who am I kidding. It was TUI. The self loading freight would have been too drunk to notice.
 
2021-07-18 9:01:44 AM  

Joshudan: That's pretty insane looking; like he landed a kite


Or a leaf on the wind.
 
2021-07-18 10:22:54 AM  
Wow.  Mad props for mad skills.
 
2021-07-18 10:42:21 AM  
I was on a 757 that landed at DFW in heavy, gusty crosswinds several years ago. It wasn't quite like that, but the long axis of the fuselage was not lined up on the runway for like the last 500 feet of descent and we took about four bounces before he held to the concrete.
 
2021-07-18 12:03:20 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Would you rather be on the side of the plane that sees the runway or the side away from it?

And no going to the restroom first.


I've been on the side looking at the runway in conditions like that, scary stuff. The plane I was in was much smaller and a prop plane though.
 
2021-07-18 12:08:57 PM  
That has gotta be rough on the main landing gear tires
 
2021-07-18 12:09:39 PM  

arrogantbastich: Joshudan: That's pretty insane looking; like he landed a kite

Or a leaf on the wind.


Or a kiss from a rose.

/i have no idea what is going on
 
2021-07-18 12:11:29 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Would you rather be on the side of the plane that sees the runway or the side away from it?

And no going to the restroom first.


No need. They just all went in their pants.
 
2021-07-18 12:12:33 PM  
I involuntarily held my breath watching that.
 
2021-07-18 12:13:00 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Mad props for mad skills.


Now imagine doing that when your plane is full of holes. Maybe pilots grandfather flew a bomber in WW2?
 
2021-07-18 12:13:22 PM  
Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

/nice job landing
 
2021-07-18 12:13:41 PM  
At first I thought the plane was going left to right until the horizon came in to view.
 
2021-07-18 12:15:33 PM  
My first flight lesson, we had some heavy wind and had to take a different plane than what was scheduled because the original one was too light. I got to take off and my instructor just told me to hold the yoke all the way to the left to fight the crosswind.  Was a very eerie feeling taking off going straight as the plane was facing about 45 degrees to the left
 
2021-07-18 12:18:11 PM  
Did they fetch the captain his brown pants?
 
2021-07-18 12:20:46 PM  
Yeah that looks like a lot of my crosswind landings in my single seat bug smasher.  Land at 40 when winds are cross at 15. Almost crash time and time again.
 
2021-07-18 12:21:08 PM  
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2021-07-18 12:22:27 PM  

Unobtanium: I was on a 757 that landed at DFW in heavy, gusty crosswinds several years ago. It wasn't quite like that, but the long axis of the fuselage was not lined up on the runway for like the last 500 feet of descent and we took about four bounces before he held to the concrete.


On the positive side, if something goes haywire, the plane was low on fuel so the resulting fireball would have been relatively small.
 
2021-07-18 12:22:54 PM  

arrogantbastich: Joshudan: That's pretty insane looking; like he landed a kite

Or a leaf on the wind.


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2021-07-18 12:25:12 PM  

KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

/nice job landing


Planes are notoriously voracious.  They get hangery but that's what airplane food is for.
 
2021-07-18 12:25:20 PM  
CSB...

In the mid-90s, I worked at a company that had a Beech Super King Air corporate plane that the plebes would get to fly on sometimes (going to trade shows, etc). On one such flight, we were coming back from NYC in a pretty convincing storm and on final approach. I was relatively new to flying and looking forward to the cockpit seeing both pilots sawing frantically at the controls was a little sphincter-tightening.

We popped thru the low clouds and from my window I looked out and saw a runway. I was confused at first because I didn't know of any other airports in the area, then I thought, "we must be going around". As we got closer to the ground I saw that that runway was getting closer and closer and realized that I should have already shat myself.

/ kudos to those two pilots who got us back on terra firma safely
 
2021-07-18 12:26:08 PM  

Unobtanium: I was on a 757 that landed at DFW in heavy, gusty crosswinds several years ago. It wasn't quite like that, but the long axis of the fuselage was not lined up on the runway for like the last 500 feet of descent and we took about four bounces before he held to the concrete.


I was on an arrival at Colorado Springs where a last second wind turned us completely sideways and we had to climb like a mother farker and try again.
 
2021-07-18 12:27:24 PM  

Nocrash: in my single seat bug smasher.


Open or closed cockpit?
 
2021-07-18 12:29:26 PM  
That is some incredible piloting skill. I'll never forget the time flying as a passenger into Deer Lake, Newfoundland right into a farking hurricane. That flight never should have been given clearance. Everyone was sweating bullets as you could feel the plane coming close to being ripped apart. The pilot somehow managed to nail the landing and everyone clapped in relief of being alive. It's a unique feeling of gratitude when a total stranger saves you
 
2021-07-18 12:30:59 PM  

KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.


GIS for "hungry plane":
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2021-07-18 12:31:25 PM  
I am impressed.
 
2021-07-18 12:32:15 PM  

aungen: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Mad props for mad skills.

Now imagine doing that when your plane is full of holes. Maybe pilots grandfather flew a bomber in WW2?


My grandfather was grounds crew in England during WW2. He had some stories. He never talked much about what he had to do after those planes with holes in them landed. Part of his duties included cleaning them out. My uncle got him to talk about it a couple of times and it was some gruesome shiat. Sometimes the most heroic things are the people pull like damn mule and not fly like an eagle.
 
2021-07-18 12:32:16 PM  
Last few time's I've flown into Jackson, WY, our approach path has looked like this. Sitting behind the wing and seeing the runway is a somewhat disconcerting feeling.

That said, damn, applause to the pilots who performed this textbook crosswind landing.
 
2021-07-18 12:33:12 PM  

aungen: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Mad props for mad skills.

Now imagine doing that when your plane is full of holes. Maybe pilots grandfather flew a bomber in WW2?


A lot of "runways" in WW2 were just fields, so you likely had a much wider strip to come down on which gives you a larger margin for error. You could have also possibly come in at a different angle to the field(since you don't have a fixed runway) depending on its dimensions to not have to fight the crosswind.  You would also likely have had a slightly lower approach speed as well.

A lot of the bombers of the era were tail draggers as well, so you didn't have to worry about properly landing the front wheel.  Get the two main wheels down and the tail can just drop.
 
2021-07-18 12:34:14 PM  
I would think pilots would love those landings.  Have some fun instead of a boring run of the mill landing.
 
2021-07-18 12:34:31 PM  

Weird Hal: KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

/nice job landing

Planes are notoriously voracious.  They get hangery hangary but that's what airplane food is for.


/FTFY
 
2021-07-18 12:40:16 PM  

arrogantbastich: Or a leaf on the wind.


It'll all come out in the Wash.
 
2021-07-18 12:40:49 PM  

germ78: Weird Hal: KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

/nice job landing

Planes are notoriously voracious.  They get hangery hangary but that's what airplane food is for.

/FTFY


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/nice catch, grammer guy
//that one's intentional
 
2021-07-18 12:42:15 PM  
Chapeaux bas, Monsieurs!

Captain Sully Sullenberger approves this landing. I'm guessing.

The crew on that flight deserves a medal.
 
2021-07-18 12:42:57 PM  

Nocrash: Yeah that looks like a lot of my crosswind landings in my single seat bug smasher.  Land at 40 when winds are cross at 15. Almost crash time and time again.


Handle checks out.

Rarely get x-wind here but my preference is to keep the plane aligned with the runway to (1) avoid excessive maneuvering close to the ground and (2) ensure enough rudder authority exists to land safely.

Worse I had it was coming into KSLC in a 150 while a jet was waiting to take the runway. Had the rudder mashed. I'm thinking ... well this is gonna be a shiatshow. It actually worked out rather well though.
 
2021-07-18 12:43:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Mad props for mad skills.


Why do you hate jets?
 
2021-07-18 12:43:19 PM  

geekbikerskum: arrogantbastich: Or a leaf on the wind.

It'll all come out in the Wash.


I get that joke and I'm not even British let alone English.
 
2021-07-18 12:46:05 PM  

geekbikerskum: arrogantbastich: Or a leaf on the wind.

It'll all come out in the Wash.


TOO SOON
 
2021-07-18 12:46:11 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: The B-52 has undercarriage that you can rotate, so in crosswind landings like this you can just land facing into the wind, with the wheels facing down the runway. No need to the last second yaw.

/But good job pilot. Hope you got a round of applause.
//Who am I kidding. It was TUI. The self loading freight would have been too drunk to notice.



There were a few B-52's I wouldn't have minded rotating their undercarriage, if you know what I mean...

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2021-07-18 12:49:57 PM  
Now THAT is a good pilot...
 
2021-07-18 12:52:57 PM  
Somaticasual:

Now THAT is a good pilot...

I hope they get picked up for a full season.
 
2021-07-18 12:54:21 PM  

puckrock2000: KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

GIS for "hungry plane":
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Are they rear-loading that weiner?

With room to spare...
 
2021-07-18 12:55:52 PM  

puckrock2000: KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

GIS for "hungry plane":
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2021-07-18 12:56:59 PM  
was expecting meatloaf thread. leaving disappoint.
 
2021-07-18 12:59:53 PM  
Did the pilot drift his car out of the parking lot after this?
 
2021-07-18 1:03:27 PM  
I have never landed crosswind in my aircraft. Don't think it's possible.

/crossrunway once
//don't do IFR
 
2021-07-18 1:05:52 PM  
Seems like it would be real bad news if the wind suddenly stopped.
 
2021-07-18 1:06:25 PM  

KingKauff: Considering that was a tweet posted by The Sun, I now question the voracity of planes, crosswinds, and Twitter.

/nice job landing


<pedantic nonsense>
I'm reasonably certain planes, crosswinds, and twitter don't eat anything, so your skepticism is justified.
</pedantic nonsense>
 
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