Re: crosswind landings

Date:         21 Dec 97 17:01:30 
From:         "Dave Pullan" <thomas@nbnet.nb.ca>
Organization: NBTel Internet
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C. Marin Faure <faurecm@halcyon.com> wrote in article
>  but the autoland systems in the current family of Boeing jetliners
> are set up to fly most of the approach in a crab and then transition to
> the wing-down method for the last part of the final approach, flare, and
> touchdown.

I had always thought autoland systems had no transition from crab to wing
down/uncoordinated flight for landing, and hence the crosswind limits often
applied to these landings, ie about 10 kts max.  (Rarely though does one
have any wind at all when the weather requires use of autoland)
Dave Pullan