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Task: Crosswind take-off (at Examiner discretion)


To determine that the candidate; 

(a) Knows the aircraft’s maximum crosswind component and its significance in relation to their personal limitations.

(b) Positions controls appropriately to compensate for crosswind.

(c) Tracks the runway centre line during take-off and climb out, compensating for the crosswind component.

(d) Positively rotates at the Vr appropriate to the crosswind conditions.

Note: Crosswind take-off is not an optional task for the BFR 


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Question the candidate on the aircraft’s maximum demonstrated crosswind component and its significance in relation to the candidate’s personal limits.

(b) If conditions permit, observe the candidate’s demonstration of a crosswind take-off and determine that the candidate’s performance meets the objective.

(c) Place emphasis on the candidate’s control positioning and allowance for drift.

(d) Place emphasis on the candidate’s demonstration of correct airspeed, pitch and heading control. (e) Make allowance for airspeed fluctuations due to gusts and turbulence (but not excessively so).