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From: Mike '/m'
Newsgroups: homeless.barktopia.binaries
Subject: Landing in a crosswind
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 21:12:23 -0400
Organization: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

A note from a friend of mine:

This little item shows the Boeing factory determining the crosswind landing limits on the 777 and the 747SP. They sneak off to Brazil to do these tests at a remote Brazilian Air Force airbase famous for its atrocious crosswinds. Should they get a little too much sideload on the landing gear and fold one up, there is nobody around to take nasty pictures for the Airbus guys to wave around in the press.

There is some pretty good piloting going on here.

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Viewer Comments

"pretty good piloting"?? That has to be one of the biggest understatements of the decade!! That is some fantastic flying, in my humble opinion!

technical quality 
wow factor 

joe , USA

I agree with you wholeheartedly! That is one of the main reasons why I (finally) got it put into the gallery. I hope that you and everyone else enjoy watching it as much as I do!

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