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Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 3 years ago

Infamous crosswinds at Wellington International make for tricky landings.
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Male 15,832
@Boaco [quote]in these conditions, it doesn`t matter which direction the wind is coming from...[/quote]
In fact, it matters a lot. If this were a headwind, it would make it EASIER to land than no wind at all. Also, significant wind gusts only occur around storms, and I don`t see evidence of one here.
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Female 4,349
I went to wellington last month, I was s hittin meself the whole landing and take off. This video was tame really, wellington is notorious for iz wind.
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Male 13,624
tommy2X4

Reminds me of an old Cars song.
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Which would be......??????
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Male 13,624
Yes. my Uncle Pete lives there and takes the plane in and out of Wellington fairly often, and on numerous occasions a collection from the passengers was proffered to the flight crew on landing!!
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Male 6,227
[quote]Reminds me of an old Cars song.[/quote]
Huh? Can you elaborate a bit?
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Male 3,472
Reminds me of an old Cars song.
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Male 37,888

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Male 254
I live in New Zealand and flew into Wellington recently. The flight was during one of the worst winds all year. My 2 year old son slept through the landing and only woke up when everyone started clapping because the pilot managed to land it first time
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Male 159
Have landed there many times, it`s certainly exciting.
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Male 22
@OldOllie, in these conditions, it doesn`t matter which direction the wind is coming from, look at the water, its a good indicator how strong the gust of winds are.
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Male 15,832
This is why airports in most civilized locations have more than one runway.
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Male 22
Asiana Airlines should have a hub at this location. The only way to land is manually and if you can land in these conditions you can land anywhere!
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Male 6,227
@ Emmettyville: Emmy, this is why I was unable to attend your recent "How To Swear Like A Pirate" seminar. Pilot tried three times and then, taking a page from your syllabus, said "[email protected] IT!" Maybe next time. =^.^=
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Male 30
Been there, done that, not fun and you know it`s bad when the crew have a shakey voice after you`ve landed
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Male 5,608
Sometimes you just have to say "f*ck this" and try something else...
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Male 6,227
Link: Come Visit New Zealand! Or Maybe Not... [Rate Link] - Infamous crosswinds at Wellington International make for tricky landings.
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