Scary Landings And Runway SightsOctober 28, 2016
Crosswind take-offs and landings are commonly seen on the runway, but it doesn't mean they're not scary to watch. Abnormal Runway Contacts (ARC) can include hard/heavy, long/fast, off-center and other strike landings, which can damage the aircraft's landing gear and structures - immediately and over time. Wheels, brakes and landing gear represents over 22% of the world components market over 10 years according to Aviation Week Fleet & MRO Forecasts. See some frightening landings, a wake vortex and a too-close-for-comfort runway...just in time for Halloween.