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Flying In A Crab

I recently received an email from a friend; this email contained a link to a compilation YouTube video of passenger jets making hair-raising landings in horrifying crosswinds in Birmingham, England.

Here’s the video. It’ll probably scare you, too.

It brought back to me many memories of my own flying days, including the most pucker-inducing phase of flight – landing in a gusting crosswind. What follows is a bit of explanation of why this is such a tense situation. Continue reading Flying In A Crab