Crosswinds~!~

My instructor was on leave today so I flew instead with Jos. A very cool guy, he mentioned before we went out that the crosswind component was quite high. PERFECT, I have been waiting to practice in crosswinds for a while now. I really want to be an all round pilot, and not one that is scared of a little bit of wind.

All within acceptable safety guidelines. Visibility was quite bad this morning, at about 5000m. Still good enough to fly! Its been 2 weeks since I last flew and of course everything just came back naturally.

Winds were 030/15G20 (from 30 degrees at 15 gusting 20). The runway faces 350 degrees, so the wind came at an angle from the right. There is quite a technique to it… (below)

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This is what a similar aircraft to mine looks like during a crosswind landing…

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This is what happens when that crosswind is WAY too strong…

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Not to scare anyone but the image below is kind of what it looks like from the air on final approach in crosswind conditions…

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All in all 4 landing later I would say I pretty much nailed all of the landings! Was good fun and vital for my flying career into the future.

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About aviationobsessedrambling

Im one of the lucky ones, I found my dream at the age of 8. Getting into the avaition industry has been a long journey for me, but I finally started that journey this year. Currently busy with my student license heading to my CPL. An Industrial Engineer by profession, a pilot wanna-be ALWAYS. Watch this space...

4 responses to “Crosswinds~!~”

  1. Roleth says :

    Baie nice Jay, ek verstaan nie als so mooi nie ma jy doen goed jong. Trots op jou Engelsman.

  2. Gran says :

    Leg of lamb was a pleasure but will kill the bull for u when qualified.

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