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Re: REFLECTOR: Landing a velocity

In a message dated 1/7/99 8:51:18 PM Pacific Standard Time,
AJudge1@compuserve.com writes:

> It's not bad when you have a slight cross-wind, but when you get a stiff
>  cross-wind be careful.  I would guess that there are more than ten
>  significant accidents where people have balled-up their Velocitys due to
>  this.  It seems that there isn't enough cross control to maintain center
>  line. You could always land it in a crab I guess. Even my test pilot said
>  it can be quite a bear to handle and he is an ex F-16 and F-4 pilot. He
>  also has about 15 years in canard aircraft.  It just takes practice,
>  practice, practice.  Don't treat the cross-winds lightly.  When I was
>  building, a cross wind of about 15kts. claimed a velocity which I used to
>  look at.

Oh, THIS is good to know. My nearest field, San Carlos (SQL) has runway
alignment of 300. In the summer afternoons, it should be more like 260 with
steady wind speeds of 15 gusting to 25. This place is known as the airport to
practice your crosswind landings.

Dale Alexander
173 RG Gull-Wing