Help for Crosswind

 

PURPOSE: The Crosswind app is used to calculate the crosswind and headwind components of the wind relative to a given runway heading.

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When to Use the Crosswind Calculator

To calculate crosswind and headwind

To help visualize which runway should be in use

Draws a picture that makes the wind conditions easier to understand.

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How to Use the Crosswind Calculator

- Select the Runway

- Select the Wind Direction

- Select the Wind Speed

- See the Solution

The Runway Heading text field can be used to enter a more precise heading.

The Red line drawn at a right angle to the runway indicates the point at which the recommended runway changes from one to the other based on the direction of the headwind.

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