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Instrument Concepts

Crosswind Calculator

The Crosswind Calculator calculates the headwind and crosswind components of the wind and shows their relationship to the runway.

The sliders allow the user to easily and smoothly change the wind speed or direction and the runway heading and watch as the relationships between headwind, crosswind and runway change.

 

Field Descriptions

Area A

Wind Speed - Use the Slider or the Text Box to enter the desired wind speed.

Direction - Use the Slider or the Text Box to enter the desired wind direction.

Runway - Use the Slider or the Text Box to enter the desired runway orientation.

Area B

Headwind Warning– The value entered in this box is the headwind warning  speed. A headwind above this speed will cause the Headwind Box over the Runway to turn Yellow.

Headwind Maximum– The value entered in this box is the headwind maximum speed. A headwind above this speed will cause the Headwind Box over the Runway to turn Red.

Crosswind Warning– The value entered in this box is the crosswind warning  speed. A headwind above this speed will cause the Crosswind Box over the Runway to turn Yellow.

Crosswind Maximum– The value entered in this box is the crosswind maximum speed. A headwind above this speed will cause the Crosswind Box over the Runway to turn Red.