Re: Crosswind landings in 777

Date:         04 Jun 99 00:59:26 
From:         Ken Ishiguro <kenish@earthlink.net>
Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc.
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I was the one who started this thread, and the wide variety of responses
are interesting and appreciated.  In retrospect, the sideslip crosswind
777 landings probably looked more dramatic than they really were, due to
those long wings.

As far as preferred technique, I live and fly in the LA area, which
often gets Santa Ana winds during the fall months.  I prefer the
sideslip method to the crab method.  As airspeed decreases on approach,
many light aircraft become very "soggy" and in gusting conditions you
can even run out of aileron or rudder authority.  It's much easier to
get a feel for how much control travel you are "using up" if you use the
sideslip technique.  Crabbing, you may not find out until it's too
late.  :-)

Ken Ishiguro