High wind landings are not a huge problem with a bit of good technique. We have successfully landed in winds over 40 kph winds on our annual treks.
- You are most likly only gouing to need a minimul flare, but gentle you don’t want to overflare ond go back up.
- The second you are on the ground get those hands back up so the wing remains overhead and not pulling you backawards.
- Turn around and get that wing down.
- Cosider a B line dflation.
- If your wing flips be aware that pulling brakes will have the oppisite effect to what you need – it will make the wing fly again.
- If possible, land your aircraft in a nice big open area and then taxi, wing up, into the wind shadow of a building or treeline.
- Don’t land in the wind shadow, you are likly to get rotored and dumped in.
- Haul on thsoe brake lines once you are on the ground to get that trailing edge as far forward as possilbe.
- Keep the brakes in your hands while you exit the aircraft.
SAFA wants you to answer this question with bring the wing down to the side out of the power zone in the exam. Put that in the test but in practice never let your wing get off to the side, dragging backward can be countered with your wheel brakes or even digging your heels into the ground while you get that wing deflated. A wing to the side is VERY likely to tip you over