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XWind Testimonials

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
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Your enthusiasm made the training both fun and educational. It is nice to see someone so passionate about what they are doing. We also appreciated your well-thought-out and structured program which starts out with some easy drills and progresses all the way up to landings in challenging crosswinds, well beyond what we would ever be comfortable with taking on in the real world.

Using a crosswind simulator really is the most time and cost efficient way to polish crosswind skills. We can't image any pilot at any skill level who wouldn't benefit from taking your course.
– Tim & April Nathan - Private Pilots
You guys are super! As a "rusty pilot" returning to flying after a VERY long hiatus, I recognized a need to recover skills that were once pretty good, but had slipped away from disuse.

You've developed a "psychomotor hack" that is just the ticket for dealing with the crosswinds so frequent on the Great Plains.

Taylor, you ran me through the wringer - in a pleasant sort of way - and by the time we were finished, I felt genuinely confident in my rediscovery of long unused skills. I hated to stop, but I could hardly wait to get back home and put them to use.

As it turns out, my very next session with my CFI, to finish up some Wings Basic flight activities, ended up with conditions much more challenging than planned, as a localized thunderstorm rapidly approached the destination airport. The steady but predictable crosswind turned gusty and variable, requiring all the skills I had just been working on. In all honesty, the landing wasn't perfect - I was still a little left of centerline, but with zero drift and tracking straight, and touched down one wheel at a time. I also got the aileron in full deflection during roll out, and kept it there (Thanks, Taylor!). It was incredibly gratifying.

I'll be back again next year; I just can't duplicate the intense, distilled experience in regular flying, and this is a skill that demands regular practice (much like golf).
– Tom W. - Private Pilot
Just wanted to share with you that my lesson last week featured a cross wind landing (and take off), and my instructor Steve was pleased with what I did. Thanks again for the great training experience!
– Jack L., Private Pilot
 

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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May
09
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Our next seminar is this coming Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Ramada Hotel located at Centennial Airport. Paul Dickson will present his inspiring talk on how to make crosswinds a breeze.
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Apr
22
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Crosswind Concepts is now located in the same building as Independence Aviation at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. More space, nicer digs, same great training!
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Feb
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Dec
23
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Ken Scott, a recent graduate of the Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind program, tells his training story.
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