How to Know if the Crosswind is too Strong

There are two ways to know if a crosswind is too strong. One is to land and see if you skid off the side of the runway or ground loop. The other is to cross control the airplane before landing to see if you can align the airplane with the runway. I prefer the second…

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Flying Through Thunderstorms

I didn’t know how dangerous the situation was. The air had been smooth but was starting to get bumpy. We had been in solid clouds since before Clovis, New Mexico. Center handed me off to Lubbock Approach Control who had given me vectors to intercept the localizer for the ILS approach. Then they cleared me…

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