When the Wind Blows

An experienced pilot can tell a lot by the wind. We’ll share a few tricks to help you read the wind, too.

There’s no phenomena that shapes the flying experience quite like wind. It’s almost always present in some form. A crosswind makes for tricky landings, a gusty wind brings a bumpy flight, and a strong tailwind buys you an extra 15 minutes at your destination. It makes sense that this temperamental, fickle element should get an […]
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