wind correction

wind correction

[′win kə′rek·shən]
(engineering)
Any adjustment which must be made to allow for the effect of wind; especially, the adjustments to correct for the effect on a projectile in flight, on sound received by sound ranging instruments, and on an aircraft flown by dead reckoning navigation.
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If you're not up for figuring out wind correction angles on a traditional E6-B (see the sidebar above), the GX-3 has plenty of capability.
What wind correction did you use in the hold at CARRO on R-346?
Mentally, we all likely learned from the same old-school system of building paper flight logs that take us from VOR to VOR using headings, wind correction angles and shooting cross-radials to identify checkpoints and compute groundspeed.
With its round slide rule and bidirectional bezel, pilots to calculate fuel burn, flight time, ground speed, density altitude, wind correction and conversion of units.
The long final also gave me time to figure out the wind correction.
If you've never used a whiz wheel, it has two main parts: a circular slide rule side for making quick airspeed and density altitude calculations (to name two), plus a wind side for computing groundspeed and wind correction angle.
We're still struggling with the wind correction so, once again, we've been blown east of course, into the shaded area of the localizer feather.
A rule of thumb is to determine the crab angle necessary to compensate for wind drift on the inbound course, and then double the wind correction angle, into the wind, on the outbound leg.
Winds aloft charts have long been a staple of flight planning, if at least just to figure wind correction angles and groundspeed.
I raised the hold a bit and made the wind correction, and the third shot just beside the base of the tail dropped him.
This could be for additional wind correction or the precession I have didn't keep up with in my DG.