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XWind Testimonials

I had heard about the crosswind training simulator for over a year and kept meaning to look into it. When I finally scheduled my lesson and simulator session I was surprised to see how practical and real the training environment was. Let’s face it, practicing crosswinds in a real airplane can be dangerous and is expensive. Practicing in this environment, for the very first time, you really could begin to understand the relationship of wind to rudder and aileron. After one hour and dozens of crosswind landings I had a much better understanding of this relationship and the way in which to successfully deal with them. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who flies regardless of experience level. You simply never get enough practice in this environment and this is an inexpensive way to sharpen your skills.
– Mark Cornetta
Happy student in Xwind crosswind training simulator
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“450 hours - and 150 of those in the last 60 days. You’d think my landings, particularly in the past 60 days were nailed. So did I. Then I was introduced to a Crosswind Concepts session. The concept of a good pilot is always learning couldn’t ring truer than at Crosswind Concepts. I was brought back to the very basics of stick and rudder flying and was able instantly to regain that all important sight picture of a cross wind approach and landing. In my opinion, no check ride is complete without a few simulator rides in the Crosswind environment. It’s the difference between knowledge and proficiency.”
– Michael Kennedy - Private Pilot
Thank you guys so much!!!

I was dicey at crosswind landings at best.

Today, I landed 4 landings @ 20 knot crosswind component and nailed each one. My instructor was literally agape at the improvement.
– Jessica B. - Student Pilot
"I went up to do some touch and go landings to apply the things we worked on. There was only a 6 kt x-wind but still allowed me to focus my approach. I found the work we did very helpful and look forward to going back up with stronger winds. Our work gave me a better feel for my personal maximums for x-wind landings. Thanks again and will come back for more work."
– Bruce H., Private Pilot, Cherokee Six Owner
 

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.

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  • 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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Regretfully we find it necessary to cease our operation at Centennial Airport.
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Welcome to Colin Prenger, CFI-I, our newest Crosswind Instructor
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Back by popular demand, we've scheduled several iPad classes in February!
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We're taking our popular seminar to the mountains!
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