Unknown Winds????


#1

Does anyone know how to find unknown winds? I am about to take my commercial FAA test and I cannot remember how to find the winds.


#2

Is this a trick question? If the winds are unknown, how can you know them? :question:


#3

You mean if I know my TAS, GS, course and heading what are the winds at this moment?
That should be in your E6B handbook. I guess they still teach that.
I just look at the INS wind readout.

John in Saudi


#4

Wow. Pulling out my E6B and dusting it off…


#5

http://www.csgnetwork.com/e6bcalc.html


#6

When finding unknown winds you are given TAS, GS, heading and true coarse. My problem is that I need to know this stuff for my commercial FAA and I can’t remember, even though i was just taught, the steps to find wind speed and direction.


#7

So why don’t you pull out some study books like your FAA Commercial Written and review?


#8

Because it’s easier to get someone else to do it.

When I saw this post I actually pulled out my E6B (ya really I did) and figured it out in :30 min :blush: and only after reading the directions. I was going to post how I did it but was miffed that I couldn’t remember on my own.


#9

I did pull out books but I can’t find where it would be. I looked in all my school textbooks and online but couldn’t come up with a way to help me remember the steps. I am better at doing something when someone explains it to me instead of reading it from a page in a textbook. Also I lost my E6B manual so I can’t refer to that. I was just looking for a trick that someone might have to help remember the steps to finding the winds. I’m not looking for anyone else to do anything for me, just a little help thats all.