Re: cross-wind landing practice
- From: Roger <Delete-Invallid.stuff.groups@xxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 03:25:34 -0500
On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 22:09:35 -0500, "Jonathan"
Last week I got to test out maximum crosswind component. My instructor
wanted to make sure I can land in a strong crosswind.
In the 172 I am training in, the max is 15. As my instructor states, if you
have full rudder deflection to keep it strait, then you are at max. And it
is time to abandon the landing if you can't keep it strait down the runway
on final with full rudder. I am sure an experienced pilot can land if need
be with some special routine to land. So I landed it with full rudder which
was the only way to keep it pointed down the runway and I was not attempting
a slip either.
If you were using much of any rudder and staying aligned with the
runway you *were* slipping. You can't do that without slipping.
I watched a 172 land at Cehboygan MI with a lot more wind than 15. The
guy did a beautiful job.
I was landing on Runway 27 with the wind from 340 and I believe it was 16
knots of wind I was going into. I have about 55 hours and getting ready to
schedule my practical.
I had to perform no flap (0 Degree) landings and full flap(40 degree)
landings. Not all of them were pretty and I had to be reminded a couple of
times to turn the ailerons into the wind on touchdown to prevent be blown
off the runway. But it was a great challenge and now I know how to handle
I really, really, dislike no flap landings with strong cross winds. I
want as short a roll out as possible with as little float as possible.
Today the winds were pretty much out of the south at 15 to 20 at 3BS.
The 172s were using 18 while the high performance singles and twins
were using 24 to stay away from the noise sensitive area to the south.
Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
(N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
I have landed in a lot of crosswind experience since the wind when I fly
never seems to be coming from strait down any of the runways in my training
airport which has 9-27 and 18 -36 runways. Wind always seems to be atleast
20 degrees off the side and at least 10 knots.
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