This position paper deals with the hazards in crosswind operation and stipulates the point of view of VNV in addressing these hazards.
Wind is in essence a stochastic phenomenon and can therefore not be described or dealt with in an exact manner.
Wind and all associated characteristics as crosswind and tailwind, shear, turbulence, vortices and gusts are of mere importance in our daily flight execution. Wind influences not only the aircraft’s performance but also the aircraft handling characteristics and piloting task. Some specific operational hazards are introduced.