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November 10, 2004

More about crosswind takeoffs

Follow-up to Wellesbourne Airport from Christine's Flying blog

all I did was steer into the wind

if you have a significant crosswind (greater than 10 kts) cutting accross the runway I’m not sure how to steer into the wind enough to offset its effect

As you point out I think you need to compensate with the ailerons for the effect of lift – I will ask more questions at the next lesson – thanks for this prompt

Also have you tried landing with crosswind – apparently this is a bit more complicated as there more than one method
  1. the crabbed approach
  2. wing-down approach
  3. combination of above 2

Wellesbourne Airport

Follow-up to Lesson 7 Landing Approaches from Christine's Flying blog

Circuit Diagram for Wellesbourne

I forgot to add in my original posting that when taking off from Coventry there was a strong crosswind. The crosswind takeoff means that the ailerons are ‘moved into the wind’ i.e cross wind from the right move control column to the right. As speed increase during take-off run the central column is slowly centralised so that at the actual point of take off wings are level

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