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!
crosswinds in my C 172. Now I have the confidence to practice in my aircraft. After your coaching,
I especially liked the solo practice in endless runway mode. I could dial any wind from either side up to 25 knots or more. I would go from crab to wing low to crab, effectively doing 1 landing every 40 seconds. To handle 20 knots at 90 degrees was a huge confidence builder -- all without any risk. At age 65, I like to show my insurance company some training. Your Redbird Crosswind training was excellent. I am glad I made the trip!
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.
- 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.
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.