You're a tease!!! Where's the next photo??? That was going to be the "interesting" one!!! Smoke, swerve for the centreline, etc.
I've never flown a Metro (or any sort of twin for that matter) but it doesn't look like the standard crosswind technique was utilised in this instance... maybe a limitation of control effectiveness in the bionic pencil??? Maybe Joe can comment?
Crosswind technique is standard crab, wing down, straight with rudder. If you get slow the ailerons are rubbish. Swearingen extended the wing span of the Merlin when they stretched the tube to create the Metroliner. Unfortunately they thought it a good idea to leave the ailerons where they were and put an extension cap on instead. So inboard ailerons means less effectiveness, particularly at lower speeds.
The Metro handles like rubbish to the low time Metro pilot, but once you get a bit of time on it, it's a pleasure to fly (but keeps you very honest!).
Ykato, they are fantastic shots, thanks.
I know there's a lot of money in aviation because I put it there.