Re: Crosswind landings in 777

Date:         24 May 99 01:52:04 
From:         D_A_Ling <DALingfortythree@hotmail.com>
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Mark Rogers wrote:
> There is really only one method in a swept wing jet.  The aircraft is
> crabbed into the wind until the flare.  At that point, the nose is pointed
> straight down the runway with rudder, and the unwind wing is slightly
> lowered to stop the drift associated with the rudder input.  Essentially,
> it's the "slip" method, just applied once the aircraft has entered the
> flare.

Note to those who read this - he made it sound EASY.  IT AIN'T.  It's
strictly a trained thing and it DOES take quite a bit to get used to
it.  The only missing thing is the reason that "big stuff" doesn't do it
like little stuff - if a "large" aircraft did it the way light aircraft
do it, the swept wingtip would drag the runway (not at all acceptable).