Boeing Crosswind Video

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You guys may have seen it before but for those that haven't take a look at what the mighty Boeing can handle. Amazing stuff. All done to certify the maximum demonstrated crosswind the aircraft is able to deal with. This is not limiting as they can't simulate a wind across a runway. Boeing Crosswind Video Enjoy
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Damn, thats some extreme crabbing!
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Truly amazing clip! regards, Cliff
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These are skilled people! Amazing!
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They are skilled but one thing I find interesting is that they are supposed to be demonstrating the ability to land without aligning the aircraft with the runway in these conditions as that is how Boeing reccommend it is done. On several of the landings you can see them off setting the drift before touch down which I am sure is a completely subconscious move.
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Well landings three and four were very impressive, especially the fourth. Where do they usually carry out these crosswind landings? Particulary the desert landing where there appeared to be a dust storm taking place!

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They're all safety tests. Very impressive videos indeed.
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Well landings three and four were very impressive, especially the fourth. Where do they usually carry out these crosswind landings? Particulary the desert landing where there appeared to be a dust storm taking place!
I was under the impression Boeing usually use Keflavik. World renowned for crosswinds.
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They're all safety tests. Very impressive videos indeed.
Look more like certification flights. Notice how its mainly the 777. The video probably shows some of the actual certification tests Boeing conducted.
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I think they are done in Montana somewhere. It is mostly 777 stuff as there was a Boeing video released some years ago which I think these were lifted from with the SP thrown in for good measure. There are a lot of good videos on there. The surf plane one is in a different league to me as that is getting it wrong bug time. There is the video of the 707 doing the barrell roll on there too.
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I was under the impression Boeing usually use Keflavik. World renowned for crosswinds.
Maybe during summer months but it's been very icy there recently.
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Maybe during summer months but it's been very icy there recently.
Interesting. You learn something new everyday.

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That first video... awww... love the T7! and haha, the second video. I would have lost my lunch during that ride...
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I was under the impression Boeing usually use Keflavik. World renowned for crosswinds.
Try a Loganair trip to Shetland for simialr fun and games !!! :diablo:
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HAHA!! Second clip is very funny but hope crew and pax were ok!

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i've seen a pretty funny crosswind take off video of a military C-130. its from a fixed camera and you see it line up for take off, and start rolling, all the time its on full right rudder, as it gets weight off, it just exits, screen left!...then about a second or two later it comes back into shot, climbing out, and banking hard to keep it straight! its just so funny, that as soon as the tyres are off the ground, that the aircraft is blown sideways.

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Could easily have been filmed at LBA! Gusts to 50mph last night!!!
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I can't view these videos, I get a little red cross in the top left of the video box, anyone know why?
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Deano - It may be that your browsers cache is full. I am assuming though that you have Media Player installed though s that is required. If you have a download manager have it running and you should be able to grab the video from the site.