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As a long time CFI, I must admit I was skeptical – I couldn’t intuitively see how it would be effective. Not wanting to be embarrassed by not being able to ‘fly’ the thing, I reluctantly agreed to a demonstration flight – after about fifteen minutes of yanking and banking and pushing and pulling I came away so convinced of the trainer’s value and potential to help pilots become safer and more capable landing and taking off in crosswind conditions, we decided to make it an integral part of our training programs. All pilots obtaining a certificate, rating, or transition participate in a thorough session in the trainer – everyone has come away with enhanced skills and an appreciation of what it takes to be competent in cross wind landings.
– Bob Stedman, CEO of Independence Aviation
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I have to tell you, your training program has been sooooooo useful to me.

Over the winter season, I went flying all over Colorado, and performed crosswind landings in all sorts of conditions at all sorts of airports.

I directly attribute (to your training) not only my success and safety with crosswind landings and takeoffs, but to the great FUN it is!

Many of these mountain airports have very irregular landscapes and wind conditions, and I personally find the challenge of assessing all the variables and making the safe correct choices and adjustments in each situation quite FUN!

I will heartily recommend your training to any aspiring aviator.

Thanks again!
– Mike Fleming
Just wanted to let you know that Craig and I flew yesterday to practice some crosswind landings at KGXY and KBJC. The concepts I learned on the simulator translated very well to the SR20 and were extremely helpful. In fact, one of the landings at KBJC was with a 20+ knot crosswind! I would not hesitate to recommend Crosswind Concepts to anyone—thanks for your help!
– Steve Merker
I didn't see a huge improvement in Jim E. but he was fairly proficient already however I was amazed at the improvement in Wayne M! He is now taking command of the aircraft and has really good crosswind control. We went out yesterday with the wind 170 at 15 and he made all his landings (4) straight on the center line of runway 27. We then switched to runway 13 when the wind shifted to 200 at 10 and he did well on the right crosswind also.
– Doniv Feltner - Chief Instructor of Wings of Wyoming

Fact:  98% of all landing accidents in a single year occurred in crosswinds below 15 knots.

Develop your crosswind skills
before you need them
with the Xwind crosswind simulator.

Click here to see the Xwind in action.


  • Crosswind landings are the most difficult maneuver in general aviation, according to Richard Collins, renowned aviation author and journalist.
  • Crosswinds and wind gusts are the leading cause of weather-related aviation accidents.
  • Crosswinds cause more accidents than rain, icing, thunderstorms, and fog combined.

Yet crosswind flight training is one of the most neglected skill sets among pilots of all levels – mainly because a crosswind shows up on its own schedule, not at the whim of a flight instructor.

In reality, most student pilots in cockpits receive just minutes of instruction in critical crosswind skills. Now there’s an effective solution to this dilemma:  the Xwind crosswind simulator.

Virtually every pilot profits from Xwind crosswind training.

Gain more crosswind skills in a two-hour Xwind session than in two years of flying!

Strap into an Xwind cockpit and be amazed as powerful motors provide roll, yaw and drift to give you remarkable simulations of crosswind landings. To replicate the true-to-life crosswind scenarios you’ll experience in the Xwind simulator would require countless hours of cockpit training.

But don’t take our word for it; click here to learn about outstanding results from a session in the Xwind simulator.  And click here to see a demo of the Xwind in action.

If you are renting an aircraft, you really need to carry your own renters insurance!  While the FBO may have insurance, it's there to protect them, not you.


Drop by Avemco and get a quote to see what coverage you can get and for how little.  Be sure to use Crosswind Concepts' FBO code "CC08."

To submit your MDC training session for credit, download the Safety Rewards Certification Form, fill it out and send it in.




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