Figure 5-14 Wind Component Breakdown
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CHAPTER FIVE
Figure 5-14 Wind Component Breakdown
In each quadrant, to simplify the analysis of wind direction, we assume there are only 5 options
per quadrant (see Figure 5-14). They are all head/tail, 30° off aspect, 45° off aspect, 60° off
aspect, and all crosswind. By limiting our choices to these 5 bearings, determining the wind
direction is a very quick process, and should always be within acceptable standards for this stage
of training.
In this example, lets assume the wind is out of the front right quadrant. After determining the
magnitudes of the components from the 6 minute rule, simply pick the aspect angle that best fits
and assign a
Components
Wind direction
Nose
30° off aspect
More headwind than crosswind
45° off aspect
Headwind and crosswind are equal
60° off aspect
More crosswind than headwind
90° off aspect
All crosswind
FLIGHT PROCEDURES
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