Airbus A380 crosswind landing

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+11 1. Turisten commented 9 years ago

Wow! Impressive landing in such a wind!
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+25 2. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

I'll bet even the pilot get's a funny feeling in his stomach, landing like this
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+34 3. mr-rex commented 9 years ago

air drift :D
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+4 4. herrkaleun commented 9 years ago

The simulators will be built on this experience :)
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+2 5. Chogath commented 9 years ago

pretty cool but i wouldnt be inside the plane when this is happening :P
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+2 6. aneroid commented 9 years ago

Nice landing, its the result of much practicing!
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-2 7. wayomayo commented 9 years ago

You think your dead! (topgun)
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+4 8. dannodon commented 9 years ago

Im just amazed that this beast can actually fly...
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-9 9. dbomber69 commented 9 years ago

Its landed by computer. The pilot really doesnt do much.He's only there for an emergency.
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+8 10. cranky commented 9 years ago

#9 Nope, the last 300 feet (at the least) are never computerized.
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+1 11. Granko commented 9 years ago

You can find more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PdUdaXDHm4 - it's just normal to land in crosswinds and not to fail it...
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+2 12. MrJaKoSe commented 9 years ago

Like a boss!
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-1 13. huldu commented 9 years ago

From what i hear all pilots are trained on island for this so it really isn't that big of a deal.
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+5 14. Unknown commented 9 years ago

#9, lol, auto pilot gets turned off about 25000 feet, only time auto pilot is used is over the ocean, with good conditions. Computers couldn't deal with crosswinds at all, it just cant process all the data it would need fast enough. Pilots know the airport, wind data, and know the limits of their aircraft, they always land themselves. They may have computer assisted landing in some of the massive planes when 3-4 cockpit crew are required at all times, But it never just the computer.
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+1 15. backy commented 9 years ago

Taking off at 0:30 is much more dangerous!
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+1 16. davor1387 commented 9 years ago

Wow! that is one big plane. And even more impressive piloting skills.
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0 17. Kenty commented 9 years ago

@14 I don't think so! Normally the auto pilot and ILS system is used almost to touchdown, because in this clip the A380 is undergoing acceptance trials and testing,it would have been manually flown in. I believe this clip was in Iceland and the high crosswinds found here are the greatest for any airport in the world. An A380 can be flown by 1 pilot as easily as any other plane, actually the computer is faster, more predictive and just as safe especially when locked onto the ILS.