Runway Heading =
Wind Direction =
Wind Speed =
Relative Wind Angle =
Crosswind Component =
A simple calculator to derive crosswind component and, as an added bonus, headwind or tailwind. It does not tell you whether the crosswind is left or right - you have to determine that by inspection.
****** WARNING: DO NOT USE RESULTS FOR SAFETY OF FLIGHT CALCULATIONS WITHOUT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION ******
v 0.1 beta 6 October 2012
Please ensure you click all the = buttons to recalculate after changing data. It doesn't auto recalculate. I may fix this at some point.
Enter runway heading and wind direction in degrees and wind speed in knots.
The calculator calculates:
- Relative Wind Angle
- Crosswind Component
- Headwind Component; or
- Tailwind Component
Any relative wind angle above 90 degrees has some tailwind component.
I've tried to make this accurate within limits but use is entirely at your own risk!!
Feedback welcome: pelorus32 at gmail dot com
Contributed by Mike Hannibal
Relative Wind Angle