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Taxiing in the Wind

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You’ll often find that it is always windy at the airport whenever you want to fly, whether or not you live in Kansas.

This means you’ll be needing to get very familiar with how to maneuver your new found friend (airplane) around in the wind.

Gone with the wind

Given that the airplanes we fly are very light, and are really only designed to meet the wind head on and not from any other angle, let’s take a look at how to taxi an airplane around on the ground when you have a crosswind or tailwind.

The image above describes how we should position the controls depending on where the wind is coming from.  To give you an easy way to remember this, think of:

  • Climb Into

or

  • Dive Away

The video above shows you how to put these two phrases to use.