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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
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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
Thank you for taking the time to work with me yesterday. Todays landings were definitely improved and talking my landing all the way down was a huge help. I'll register for the WINGS program and let you know, thanks for the heads up.
– Doug M.
"... CC training came though when we ventured out on a cross-country flight from KAPA to KFNL then on to KGXY. We set up for a landing on runway 33, the winds were reported as 300 degrees at 12 knots gusting 18knots, higher than Ian was used to. Without hesitation he said "We'll be fine, I'm feeling good about this landing."

Was he ever right!! I didn't have to prompt him to use rudder, wind correction, or anything else. He lined up on final and said "OK Pointing my nose with my toes, and banking to stay on center." We touched down perfectly on center line on the upwind wheel and it was the softest landing he has made yet in his training!!

The BEST part was he kept full aileron deflection in after touchdown all the way off the runway where he asked "So when is a good time to let off the aileron?"

I could not be more impressed with what just one session did for his confidence and coordination as a student pilot!
– Kevan Thomas - CFII
 

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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Derek Severns, a Crosswind's MDC graduate, achieves his Private Pilot certificate!
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Crosswinds are the focus of June 2016 AOPA Flight Training magazine and features Crosswind Concepts!
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The May 2016 AOPA Pilot magazine includes an article featuring Crosswind Concepts and Taylor Albrecht discussing our unique training programs.
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