Stunning cockpit video of 777 night landing in snow and crosswind

February 23, 2021

High-Pressure Aviation has a stunning cockpit video of 777 night landing in snow and crosswinds at Chicago.

The video is shot in 4K for superb quality.

Where a pilot faces a crosswind landing they need to point the aircraft in the direction of the wind while maintaining a straight course toward the runway.

This is called crabbing or yawing.

READ: Former crash investigators ask questions about the 777 engine explosion. 

In strong crosswinds, the pilot may also dip the wing – sideslip – into the direction of the wind.

Just before touchdown pilots apply rudder, to bring the plane – and its undercarriage – back so it is aligned straight down the centre-line of the runway.

This takes great skill and the results – if not done properly – are often quite spectacular.