Re: Crosswind landings in 777

Date:         24 May 99 01:52:05 
From:         D_A_Ling <DALingfortythree@hotmail.com>
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Swee Mok wrote:
> I've only perform forward slips on a Cessna and I have never felt it on a
> large plane - it's suppose to really bother passengers on an airliner.
> Anyway, the only significant difference I can think of is the large 777's
> MLG with 6 wheels each. Maybe it is to reduce stress, since if a bad (last
> minute yaw) is executed, the MLG would incur much greater stress (especially
> twisting) than a 4 wheels version. If UA 777s are the only ones doing it,
> then maybe they know more tricks about the 777s as they are the launch
> customer.

You know, maybe they did it for fun :-) (since you were watching them !)
The Gimli Glider proved that a large jet CAN be slipped successfully.