July 2015 Issue

Crosswinds On Rails

Using both a sideslip and crab until flaring gives us the most control and the smoothest ride.

Don’t stop to think, just answer the question: When flying a crosswind approach to landing, which compensation technique do you use, a sideslip all the way to the runway, touching down first on the upwind main wheel? Or do you “crab” into the crosswind, kicking it out at the last second to align the airplane with the runway as it touches down?

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