Posted: Wed 23rd Sep 2015

Here’s how an Airbus A380 super jumbo deals with a crosswind

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 23rd, 2015

For those in the region who work on the A380 line at Airbus Broughton it will come as absolutely no surprise to see just how nimble the giant airliner is.

A video, posted last weekend on YouTube by aircraft videographer and fan ‘Cargospotter’ shows an Emirates A380 coming to terms in fairly dramtic fashion with stormy crosswinds at Düsseldorf airport.

The A380 touches down with sheer grace as the 575 tonne (when fully loaded) jet gets a little tweak on the rudder from the pilot as the wheels touch the tarmac.

Cargospotter who wrote,

“I have filmed lots of crosswind landings within the past four years but this was the first time I was able to film an A380 crosswind landing. All crosswind landings are amazing but seeing an A380 fighting against the wind was something special.”

Cargospotter notes that the runway was damp and that it seemed like the plane touched down a bit late, which may have contributed to the drama of the video.

Piece of cake……

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