#100HappyDays: Conquering crosswind landings

My Saturday flying lesson featured stiff winds–10-15 miles an hour, gusting to 20, at 45 degrees across the runway.

When I first started learning how to fly last summer, my biggest fears centered around landing. (Read about that here). I focused on the basics–finding the middle of the runway (more or less), getting the plane down smoothly, etc.

As I’ve advanced in my training (slowly, but surely), I’ve taken on crosswinds which introduce a whole new level of difficulty to landing and flying.

The long and short? After several windy lessons and some time in a taildragger (read about that here), I was deemed safe to fly and land in crosswind conditions. This means I’ll soon be taking on my cross-country solo flights. Stay tuned!


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