New Video Shows A C-17 Coming In With Some Strong Crosswind

New Video Shows A C-17 Coming In With Some Strong Crosswind | Frontline Videos

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Out favorite Instagram profiles, comat_learjet, just uploaded a great new video showing a well-oiled crew coming in for a pretty sketchy landing. Facing some incredibly strong crosswinds, the giant C-17 Globemaster III came in crabbing and eventually straightened out as it was supposed to, but a gust of wind almost caused a wing scrape. 


@a737guy “wing low technique” is a side slip and the wing is low on the left side because the right wing is banked into the cross wind which actually keeps the plane straight

In aviation, there are a couple of different techniques for a crosswind landing. They are, de-crab, crab, sideslip, and forward slip. From the looks of it, this pilot opted for the “wing low” approach, something an Instagram commenter brought up.

USAF C-17s in flight over the Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern U.S. | Staff Sgt. Jaco N. Bailey / Public Domain

Either way, although it looked a bit shaky at first, the C-17 made solid contact and logged in another successful landing. Good job folks!

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