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.
|My Saturday flying lesson featured stiff winds--10-15 miles an hour, gusting to 20, at 45 degrees across the runway.|
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!
Fly Girl in Training:
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