How pilots keep you safe whilst flying through strong winds

We know summer is officially over when the leaves start to change colour, Starbucks start selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes and strong winds batter the country.

Autumn brings not only some of the most challenging conditions for pilots, but also some of the most satisfying. It’s the time when our flying skills really come to the fore, each take off and landing needing our utmost focus and skill.

So why do strong winds cause turbulence? What are crosswinds and what problem do they pose for pilots? Also, should you be worried if your aircraft performs a ‘go-around’? For all the answers, read on.

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