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Aviagroup Eduard
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Student question:

"What are the most common mistakes on crosswind landings?"

Our answer:

“A common problem you can see is poor airspeed control, usually too fast. Sure it’s good to have a little extra airspeed on turbulent days, but too much is as bad as too little. Extra airspeed means you will be hovering over the runway longer waiting for that airspeed to bleed off and that means a longer fight with the wind close to the ground. Often pilots will try to force the airplane on the ground in this situation and that never works. Use the speed your POH recommends.

Another problem is to stop flying after the airplane touches down. Remember to hold that aileron into the wind after touchdown and increase it as the airplane slows down. If you neutralize the ailerons after touchdown, the upwind wing will come up and the airplane will start to weather vane providing a whole new adventure for you and your passengers.

So watch the speed and fly the airplane all the way to the tie down.

February 15, 2023 at 11:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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