Chapter 11 — Approaches and Landings
Wing Blowing Over After Touchdown
When landing in a crosswind, there is a concern that
the wing will blow downwind during the after-landing
roll. This is due to the fact that the wing is flexibly
attached to the cart.
Anytime a powered parachute is rolling on the ground
in a crosswind condition, the upwind side of the parachute
is receiving a force that wants to push it downwind.
If no correction is applied, it is possible that the upwind
side of the parachute will rise sufficiently to cause the
downwind side of the parachute to strike the ground.
If the wind and/or the forward motion of the powered
parachute is great enough, a rollover may result. It is
important for a pilot to remember that the parachute
should be flown or pulled to the ground right after
landing the cart. The cart and the parachute’s movements
should be controlled together on the ground.