Posts Tagged ‘crosswinds’

Crab and (not) slip — In a 787

Friday, November 5th, 2010

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner conducts crosswind landing tests in unfriendly winds (it goes OK, by the way). Notice the degree of crab used to maintain the centerline, and that the pilot never touches down on the upwind gear first. If he did, he would bash the engine into the runway. So it becomes, instead of the familiar crab-and-slip method, the crab and (not) slip method. Did I find this YouTube video all by myself? Nope. It was in the FlightAware newsletter.