Amsterdam Schiphol Had About 10 Go-Arounds Due To Heavy Crosswind


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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.

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

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