While yesterday’s weather at Schiphol Airport was the worst on record, there have been other notably ugly days. This video from May 2015 shows another angle, beginning with a 747 finding the runway’s centerline at the last moment before touchdown:

Crosswind landings are among the most difficult situations that pilots must overcome. The delicate ballet of control inputs is a test of both skill and confidence. Beyond being a true testament to pilots’ skills, however, they also make for great videos!

Photo credit: Top shot gif via embedded YouTube video

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