How do you calculate a crosswind component?

2021-07-26T17:20:46-05:00July 26th, 2021|

Crosswind landings and takeoffs are required any time the wind is not directly aligned with an available runway heading. Even at larger airports with multiple runways the winds are rarely exactly aligned with any of the runways. But why do we care? Compensating for crosswinds with aileron correction is necessary to prevent an aircraft from [...]