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Old 01-25-2010, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by itwonder View Post
There is no alarm for crosswinds, may have been an autopilot disconnect or gear warning. The aircraft is flown down the extended runway centerline in a crab; that is the nose is angled into the wind so the track maintains the centerline. Near touchdown, the aircraft is transitioned to a slip. The nose is brought back to the centerline using the rudder, while opposite aileron is applied to bank the wings into the wind. Done properly, the upwind main gear will touch first, followed by the downwind gear as the airplane slows. The nose gear settle onto the centerline.

All aircraft have a maximum demonstrated crosswind component, and large airliners have more rigorous requirements because if exceeded it is possible to drag the upwind wingtip in a slip or blow tires when the airplanes swerves to straighten itself if landed still in a slip.
Actually I wasn't convinced that it wasn't the stall alarm!