Spectacular! Amsterdam Schiphol had about 10 go-arounds today (due to heavy crosswind)

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Amsterdam Schiphol had about 10 go-arounds today due to heavy crosswind

First the boring stuff ==> wikipedia explains: A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel. This affects the aerodynamics of many forms of transport. Moving non-parallel to the wind’s direction creates a crosswind component on the object and thus increasing the apparent wind on the object; such use of cross wind travel is used to advantage by sailing craft, kiteboarding craft, power kiting, etc. On the other side, crosswind moves the path of vehicles sideways and can be a hazard.

Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam was forced to divert to Brussels Airport.

Link to forum discussion: http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?p=342770#p342770

Now on to the movies, this SWISS A320 had to make a go-around today due to the heavy winds:

 

This Emirates A380 is performing a hefty crosswind landing during the storm.

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