Is there any planes on if that is easier or harder to crosswind land? If so… go ahead and give me some tips & tricks that might be useful for crosswind landings!
Personally the 777-300er has always been the easiest to land in crosswinds
Yes i agree the 777-300er is fairly easy to controll. I personally like the a380-800. But thats because i’ve used it alot
For me I use the 777F
Personally for me, I find the 757 and CRJ fleet to be somewhat challenging. The 757 can have dramatic yaw movements and can lead to potentially unrecoverable oscillations on the runway if not dealt with properly. Little goes a long way with the 757 and CRJ’s, don’t forget proper aileron use as well! The 747 is a great example, as improper aileron usage during crosswind conditions could lead to the outer engines impacting the runway. For me though, no crosswind landing or takeoff is the same. Practice, practice, practice. Definitely a skill that’s hard to perfect (for me at least), but it’s nice to click off the autopilot and fly the airplane.
Well said and informative man! I dont even wan’t to talk about crosswind landing in the crj’s 😬 it sucks…
I find the CRJ series hardest to land during crosswind, with the 737 really stable and consistent.
I definetily agree
I would say the 777-300ER is the easiest.
VC-25 for me
From large ones: 777 family
From smaller ones: A220
This tutorial might be useful: Crosswind Landing - Airliner Tutorial - YouTube
Appreciate it!:) i know how to crosswind land but i tought someone might have had a trick or something they wanted to share
DC-10/MD-11 can be hard to land in crosswinds due to the smaller vertical stabilizer and rudder, but I don’t find it too hard
The 787, a350, MD-11 and definitely the 777 would be the easiest for me on crosswinds. The worst would be the CRJ series if you dont work the rudder and aileron together.
A320 family, a220 are easy
B737, SPECIFICALLY, the B737. If you use the B738 or B739 it tends to wobble, tailstrike, float, and/ or ryanair. But using the chunky boi 737-700, it’s more stable upon touchdown
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Looks like a consensus about CRJ’s. I went into solo briefly this morning and tried a massive crosswind with the CRJ1000.
And I noticed this difference maybe for the first time?:
with the CRJ’s, you have to actively still use rudder after the nose is completely down, or you’ll yaw off to the side; but with other aircraft you’ll do a ground loop if you continue to do this?
So you need two different sets of reflexes for the lowered nose: CRJ and non-CRJ. Maybe I need to test more?
are u fr saying the 717 is easier then the 737??
It should also be noted that the MD-11, due to its high V-ref, has a tendency to bounce or porpoise upon touchdown—especially in crosswinds. In case you bounce, you should ALWAYS go around because continuing has led to tragedies irl… you may crash if you keep going