FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
This is for those of you who have GLEIM's Private Pilot Written study book.
Question 17 in chapter 3 (FAA 3806), the one that starts with "If the wind is as shown by the landing direction indicator..." It asks to refer to figure 50.
The answer I constantly come up with is Answer (C). The book however says it's answer (A). How could this be? You're supposed to land INTO the wind. I feel like I'm missing something here but I don't get it. I don't want to say the book has a typo because GLEIM is a really good book, can someone explain this to me??
A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
I'm also confused. Landing into the wind would make a lot of sense, but I think maybe landing against it decreases airspeed? I'm not sure, just guessing. I think landing into the wind would be smoother, but maybe a bit faster. Against it might decrease speed but might be harder to do. Not sure.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Well the issue is that it's a fact that planes are supposed to land with a headwind, and to avoid landing with a tailwind as much as possible. This question with their answer totally contradicts that fact, which is why I'm confused.
I'll have to run it by my instructor tomorrow. It would be really bizarre if somehow the book was right..