The Xwind is the only training simulator in production dedicated to teaching visual approaches and landings. By providing force feedback and sideways drift with respect to the runway, it is possible to safely practice in adverse conditions.
No other platform offers students the opportunity to perfect the primary control skills required for normal, crosswind and turbulent landings. The simulator “polishes” the pilot’s control capabilities in difficult conditions on approach and landing.
The American manufactured simulator, was created by Brad Whitsitt of Indianapolis, flight instructor and inventor, who was looking for a way to teach his students how to land, or decide to go-around, in crosswind situations and unstabilised approaches.