Here is something I’m struggling with a lot. Headings.
I’ve never had to think about a compass more than North, East, South, West or some sort of combination of those. Put numbers on those and I’m suddenly lost. Well, not completely. In the airplane, when I am looking at it I can obviously go to that heading. The thing I’m struggling with the most is let’s say in the ATIS they say the wind is coming from 040 and we’re landing at runway 1 I just have difficulty knowing right away which way the wind is blowing and which direction to do my crosswind correction.
On the train to my last lesson, I tried to finally sit down and figure out better the runways and which way is North, South, East, West. I think it helped a bit seeing it written down and having the time to sit there and think.
I am still not confident with the headings and wind factor but maybe it’s one of those things I just have to have experience with and will get better and better each lesson. At least I hope. I do try to sit and give myself different scenarios.
Did anyone else have problems with headings and wind when they first started?