Lesson 3: Understanding the Wind and Turns
Turning the Plane:
In this lesson we’ll cover the basic aerodynamics of what is happening when you turn the airplane, as well as the proper procedure for executing “steep turns” with your instructor in the airplane.
Understanding the Wind:
We’ll also cover the basics of what you need to know for making successful crosswind takeoffs and landings. As the wind is always going to be coming from different angles, we’ll explain how to control the direction of the airplane while taxiing, taking off, and landing.
As a pilot only two bad things can happen to you and one of them will be:
a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight.
b. One day you will walk out to the airplane not knowing that it is your last flight.