Video tip: How to determine the wind direction for takeoff and landing

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When departing or approaching an airport, it’s important that you choose a runway that allows you to takeoff or land into the wind. This week’s tip looks at some common wind direction indicators found on the ground at many airports, along with how to use the radio to tune into automated weather reporting systems.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course

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Bret is vice president and senior flight instructor for Sporty's Academy. In addition to Bret's teaching responsibilities, Bret leads Sporty's video production and app development team and serves as editor of the popular iPad Pilot News online journal. As an airline transport pilot, Bret is a senior captain in Sporty's corporate flight department.