Dramatic tail view video of an A380 landing during storm

first_imgAirlineRatings.com has captured a dramatic tail view video of an Emirates’ A380 landing during a storm at Perth International Airport.The landing was on Friday, July 19 at 6 pm while a major cold front was passing through.SEE Striking pictures of BOAC 747 and the famous Red Arrows in-flight.The Swiss captain did a superb job of pointing the nose of the A380 into the direction of the wind which can be clearly seen in the video taken on a handheld iPhone of the aircraft’s entertainment system.Also on show is Perth Airport’s $36 million high-intensity lighting system which clearly outlines the approach and runway.That landing system is a CAT111B which is normally used for landings in fog, but the high-intensity lighting is also used on stormy nights.READ: Airbus reveals Bird of Prey concept plane.Where a pilot faces a crosswind landing they need to point the aircraft in the direction of the wind while maintaining a straight course toward the runway.This is called crabbing or yawing.In strong crosswinds, the pilot may also dip the wing – sideslip – into the direction of the wind.Just before touchdown pilots apply rudder to bring the plane – and its undercarriage – back so it is aligned straight down the centre line of the runway.Here it can be seen that the captain of the A380 straightens up just before touch down for a perfect landing.At the time the winds were reported as gusting up to 40kts (74km/hour) from the west/south/west.last_img read more

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