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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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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
... after working with you, when I saw a TAF yesterday predicting very strong crosswinds with gusts, I was actually really looking forward to getting in the air with Erik yesterday. Once we were in the air, the winds were strong with variable heading and quite strong gusts, and yet I felt more comfortable flying and landing the plane than ever - I think it’s more than safe to say that both Erik and thought I had made substantial progress.
– Paul Varosy - Student Pilot
I traveled 7 hours to the Denver area for Crosswind training. I was very impressed with the course, especially the time spent on the simulator. It put the whole concept of crosswind landing in perspective. “Point the nose with your toes” goes through my mind every time I land. I came away with much greater personal confidence and my ability to land in a crosswind has greatly improved. The training was well worth the long drive.
– Charlie Moe - Private Pilot - Rosebud, SD
 

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
12
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Photos and trip log from the first ever Mastering Crosswinds Road Tour are up at the website!
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May
11
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Having attended the Mastering Crosswinds Road Tour stop in Kansas City, this pilot came in for a training session, and this is what he had to say...
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May
07
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May
07
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Great article about flying in wind in the May issue of Flight Training magazine.
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