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Was supposed to solo today but nature decided that the wind needed to blow a little more than 10-knots and I wasn't comfortable with that. So it has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon when the wind dies down.

 

What's the most wind you guys/girls solo in?

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Was supposed to solo today but nature decided that the wind needed to blow a little more than 10-knots and I wasn't comfortable with that. So it has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon when the wind dies down.

 

What's the most wind you guys/girls solo in?

 

 

I've done some pattern in 15 gusting 20ish...with my instructor. However, bristow has a policy of 12 kts or below for solo flights, & that's okay with me !

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I was told to get use to wind you'll be fighting it the rest of your career lol of course im not soloing for a bit

 

Starting your training with wind and getting good in the wind will make the non wind days a breeze.

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We've all flown in higher winds at some point...but as a STUDENT, I would not advise to ever fly in anything over 15knots. I think you are in the 300, correct? That certainly is a more stable ship in the wind than the R22...but for your first couple solo's, its distracting enough just to fly and talk on the radio...leave the windy days for later on (or dual).

 

Goldy

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Was supposed to solo today but nature decided that the wind needed to blow a little more than 10-knots and I wasn't comfortable with that. So it has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon when the wind dies down.

 

What's the most wind you guys/girls solo in?

 

As a student, I flew in 8-15kts a few times early on. It wasn't fun for me and I don't know that I did myself any favors. However, I just got my license and I'd still think long and hard if it's over 10kts. I'm sure I'll feel comfortable in that some day, but it's not today :D

 

For your solo, my advice is pick a day you feel comfortable. As others have said, there's enough going on that requires your complete attention. Don't complicate the first solo if you don't have to.

 

My .02.

 

Kelly

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Seems like everytime we get in to go train wind picks up.... Getting use to it though when i start saying its bumpy and get blown around a bit nik says its part of flying suck it up... lol ...... I notice when it gets calm out how much it has helped me steady my hover. :D

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Most i flew in during my training was just over 20Kts.. We were coming back to the airfield, the weather had blown in, rain was starting to hit the windsheld, carb heat was full on, i was at 500ft lined up to do a steep approach with a nice dam crab angle.. Bloody hell, was never so dam concentrated in my life.. Thou i done the approach well for a first time in them winds.. Hover taxing back to the hanger was starting to piss me off thou lol :lol:

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highest I've ever solo'ed in was 18kts. That wasn't FUN per se, but it wasn't unbearable either. By that time I was just satisfying pt 61 PIC req's.

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