crosswind component

A component of wind velocity 90° to the track, runway, or any other direction. It is equal to W/V (Wind velocity) × sine A, where A is the angle between W/V and the direction concerned.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Crosswind — A crosswind is any wind that has a perpendicular component to the line or direction of travel. In aviation, a crosswind is the component of wind that is blowing across the runway making landings and take offs more difficult than if the wind were… …   Wikipedia

  • Crosswind landing — A crosswind landing is a landing maneuver in which a significant component of the prevailing wind is perpendicular to the runway center line. Contents 1 Significance 2 Techniques 2.1 De Crab 2.2 Crab …   Wikipedia

  • crosswind force — noun : the component perpendicular to the lift and to the drag of the total air force on an airplane or any part thereof …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crabbed Approach — Boeing 707 (E 3 Sentry − „AWACS“) beim Landeanflug mit Vorhaltewinkel Windsack …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seitenwindlandung — Boeing 707 (E 3 Sentry − „AWACS“) beim Landeanflug mit Vorhaltewinkel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tailwind — A tailwind is a wind that blows in the direction of travel of an object. A tailwind increases the object s speed and reduces the time required to reach its destination. Tailwinds are commonly measured in relation to the speed of vehicles commonly …   Wikipedia

  • Headwind — A headwind is a wind that blows against the direction of travel of an object. A headwind reduces the object s speed and increases the time required to reach its destination. Headwinds are commonly measured in relation to the speed of vehicles… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnus effect — The Magnus effect, demonstrated on a ball. v represents the wind velocity, the arrow F the resulting force towards the side of lower pressure. The Magnus effect is the phenomenon whereby a spinning object flying in a fluid creates a whirlpool of… …   Wikipedia

  • Course (navigation) — In navigation, a vehicle s course is the angle that the intended path of the vehicle makes with a fixed reference object (typically true north). Typically course is measured in degrees from 0° clockwise to 360° in compass convention (0° being… …   Wikipedia

  • Continental Airlines Flight 1404 — Runway overrun summary Date December 20, 2008 (2008 12 20 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.