In fact, factors such as crosswinds and gusts of wind cause more accidents than fog, thunderstorms and ice formation combined. The question is why?
As is the case with most procedures found in aviation, crosswind landings require constant practice to truly master such special conditions. The difficulty that most student pilots encounter is limited practical experience of these types of landings, this is due to safety considerations and cancellations due to the adverse weather conditions these landings entail.
This is where One Air’s Full Motion Redbird Xwind simulator comes into play.