Initial Crosswind Climb Initial Crosswind Climb

   If proper correction is being applied, as soon as the airplane is airborne it will be slipping into the wind sufficiently to counteract the drifting effect of the wind. This slipping should be continued until the airplane has climbed well above the ground. At that time, the airplane should be headed toward the wind to establish just enough "crab" to counteract the wind and then the wings rolled level. The climb while in this "crab," should be continued so as to follow a ground track aligned with the runway direction. The remainder of the climb technique is the same as used for a normal takeoff and climb.