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Rough Conditions Force Hairy Crosswind Landings, Caught on Tape At Amsterdam

These Two Videos Will Make You Rethink Your Travel Plans to Amsterdam!

Two very hairy landings shot from the famous Spottersplek Polderbaan adjacent to runway 18R / 36L at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam are featured. In the first video, a China Southern Air Cargo Boeing 777-F1B (reg B-2027) experiences a HAIRY crosswind landing on runway 18R at AMS. China Southern began operating the 777-200ER in 1997. They have operated a total of 18 777-200s, 777-200ERs and 777-300ERs and operate a dozen 777F freighters today. Watch those big wings flexing on approach! Thanks to YouTuber and friend Jerry Taha Productions for uploading these eye-catching clips.

In the second clip a China Airlines Airbus A350-941 (reg B-18905) puts down on 18R at AMS with a heavy crosswind component in the mix. Look at that crosswind offset and crabbing correction the pilot holds to keep the airliner moving parallel to the runway! Those wind turbines in the background don’t seem to be spinning very fast. China Airlines operates eight A350s with another six on order.

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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