crosswind landings

Date:         10 Dec 97 04:05:01 
From:         Carl Peters <cpetersnospam@i1.net>
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To our pilots or others in the know - when watching crosswind landings
by airliners, the great majority land while still crabbing. This must
put considerable lateral loads on thr gear in addition to the scrubbing
of the tires. Is this the taught method in training? In the light
aircraft I fly, we usually try to cross control the aircraft, keeping
the crosswind wing down while holding opposite rudder, thus maintaining
the runway heading during touchdown.

Thanks for the input,

Carl Peters