Trained Pilots Struggle To Land Planes In Strong Winds

Caters_NewsPublished: December 7, 20175,864 views
Published: December 7, 2017

This stomach-churning video shows three packed passenger jets weaving from side to side as they perform some incredibly wobbly landings in windy weather. The frightening footage of the planes swaying as they battle through 44mph winds to touchdown at Leeds Bradford Airport makes for nervous viewing for any flyers.

Professional photographer Charlotte Graham captured the nauseating video of the series of shaky landings at the airport, capturing three jets make it to ground on the same afternoon.

Plane landings don’t always go as smoothly as passengers would like because turbulence can often lead to the aircraft landing with a bang, or bouncing on the ground before reaching a full stop. Watch as planes are struggling to land, battling intense winds, rising up and down. It is evident that planes are trying to land, but the weather conditions are hard to handle.

Dramatic footage shows as aircrafts are being buffeted heavily by the bad weather conditions, struggling to come into land. For nervous fliers, crosswind landings can be terrifying, but pilots receive thorough training on how to perform them.

Footage shows a number of planes shaking in high winds as they came in to make their jittery landings. I bet passengers flying in these aircrafts have had to reach for their sick bags.

While crosswinds appear dangerous, they are an everyday occurrence for trained pilots landing on windy surfaces. They say that high winds are not dangerous but can certainly be inconvenient, especially if the wind direction is across the runway. All pilots go through a training on how to land in high crosswind conditions and practice the aircraft’s limits on a simulator.

When any new aircraft is certified to carry passengers it comes with a published crosswind limit, which is the maximum that has been demonstrated by a test pilot during the certification process. If the wind is outside that limit the crew will have to take the aircraft to an alternate airport where the wind is within limits, which means a runway that has less of a crosswind component. In practice, the wind is rarely aligned fully with the runway so there is always a slight crosswind to deal with, it is just the amount of it that varies.

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