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loftus
loftus
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Last Activity: 03-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Joined: 03-17-2013
Location: Ponce Inlet, Florida
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  • loftus
    replied to S-turns
    Just a final clarification, not implying that this is a 'PREFERRED option for ALL crosswind landings' simply an adjunctive technique to enhance the safety of crosswind landings in high crosswind situations, that pilots should not be scared to embrace.
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  • loftus
    replied to S-turns
    Please note I did not say land diagonally into a headwind, it's crosswinds we are talking about. But I think it's pretty fair to say that it's safer to land into a headwind than a crosswind, so if one decreases the crosswind component and thus increases the headwind component, it is safer. I am also...
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  • loftus
    replied to S-turns
    What strikes me about this discussion is that there appears to be ZERO compromise of the various positions. Irrespective of what a DAR or FAA require, the most important consideration is what is the safest way to land any aircraft. I would argue that it is with the least possible crosswind component...
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  • loftus
    replied to S-turns
    Definitely with Waspair on turning into the wind. This may not be the first thing to teach a pilot, but then it's probably not the best thing to start with crosswind landings anyway. Once the trainee gets the feel for direct into the wind landings, planning a more diagonal final approach and transitioning...
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