ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Crosswind Concepts, an aviation training center at Centennial Airport, is taking its “Mastering Crosswinds” safety seminar on the road.
With four seminar dates slated next week at SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Florida, Taylor Albrecht, CC manager and crosswind instructor, conceived the first road tour to offer crosswind training seminars to pilots along CC’s route of travel to the Sunshine State.
Albrecht viewed the road tour as an opportunity to highlight the FAA/NTSB’s focus on reducing loss-of-control accidents, so he set about scheduling training sessions with two eager partners: Plane Available in Kansas City, Missouri, and Nashville Flight Training in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Kansas City seminar is slated for 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 14, at the Wheeler Downtown Airport, followed by the Nashville seminar at 7 pm, Thursday, April 16, at the Nashville International Airport.
While registration is still open, Albrecht said response to the seminar opportunities has already been strong with some 50 signed up in Kansas City and about 30 in Nashville.
Brad Whitsitt, president of Xwind, LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, will also participate in the road show sessions. Whitsitt invented the state-of-the-art Xwind stick-and-rudder skills training simulator that helps pilots develop superior crosswind skills in a safe, environmentally controlled setting.
“I’m excited to join CC’s road tour and am pleased to be part of their comprehensive program to help pilots gain critical skills necessary for successful crosswind operations,” he said.
The “Mastering Crosswinds” seminar is just one way that CC helps pilots master what Richard Collins, noted aviation journalist, famously dubbed “the hardest thing to do in aviation,” according to Albrecht.
“Knowledge helps overcome fear,” Albrecht added, “so a review of weather and aerodynamics is foundational to our programs and we train toward successful crosswind operations, particularly during the landing phase of flight. This is why we combine our training in the incomparable Xwind simulator with seminars and comprehensive ground classes to round out a pilot’s knowledge base.”
For additional information or to sign up for CC’s road tour seminars in Kansas City and Nashville, Albrecht can be reached at 720-536-0543 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.