Hong Kong to Malé, in the beautiful Maldives
6 hours in the Airbus A330-300
An 18 knot crosswind was gusting at Malé Airport, but this did not keep me from making a buttery smooth landing. The main landing gear grazed the runway as a perfectly timed de-crab maneuver aligned the A330 with the centerline. The nose wheel was smoothly flown all the way down to the runway, and rudder correction was applied to maintain the centerline.
Gentle braking action was applied, as the aircraft needed to roll to the very end of the 10,000 foot runway and turn around in order to backtrack to the ramp.
Hope you enjoyed! I was proud of this landing lol