(Video) Very Windy landing into Springfield - feedback welcome!

Hi guys, hope you’re all well. I don’t often post on here but I managed to get a nice screen capture of my approach into Springfield, MO just now (KSGF).

Flying as Allegiant 616 from Phoenix-Mesa there was a calm 4kt wind from the south for the majority of the flight over. In the latter stages of descent I checked the METAR again and was surprised to see a gusty 30kt wind from the North. I briefly considered shooting an approach to runway 32 with the wind straight down the runway, however with the deteriorating visibility I decided to bite the bullet and take the crosswind component with an ILS down to 02. I had a tailwind for the initial stages of the approach so I configured early.

The video starts around 1200ft at 4 miles, with the autopilot struggling to maintain the ILS and the auto throttle making things worse. I quickly calibrate and then take everything out, hand flying from roughly 3 miles or so. I was hoping to keep the realism and have the automatics flying a little longer as the ceiling was 700ft with roughly 2 miles of visibility but the autopilot was making the approach unstable.

METAR at the time of landing was: KSGF 041713Z 31018G31KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR BKN007 OVC014 07/06

Here is the video link; https://youtu.be/q4KiAU5IlME.

Feedback always welcome and thanks for watching!

Edit: A couple of exterior views hastily recorded; https://youtu.be/Kw7h3FQD-Q8


That was some great looking landing, very well executed. Perhaps next time you could include the replay at the end of the video?

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Thanks for the kind words!

Very quickly recorded a couple of outside views for you; https://youtu.be/Kw7h3FQD-Q8

that’s super windy!!!

Surely the passengers would applause