Crosswinds and Light Turbulence Cause Stomach Aches

By Steve Krog, EAA 173799.

This piece originally ran in Steve’s Classic Instructor column in the April 2024 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine.

Winter is nearly over for those of us living in the upper Midwest, and many of us are thinking about the new flying season that will soon be here. We’re envisioning beautiful sunny warm days filled with time at the airport, pleasure flying at sunset, and even taking in a few pancake breakfast and Taco Tuesday events in the area.

Much of your free time during the winter or nonflying months has been devoted to thinking about flying, reading aviation magazines, and looking at catalogs determining what new gadgets you might want or need for the upcoming flying season. Checking your emails, a number of surrounding airports are already promoting their summer flying events, which adds to the enthusiasm.

As the snow melts and the temperatures are in the 40s, you’ve even ventured to the airport to inspect your airplane. Clearing the dust off the wings, checking tire air pressure, retorquing the prop bolts (if you have a wood propeller), and possibly even running the engine and changing the oil in preparation for that first warm spring day have all been completed. You can’t wait to make that first flight of the year.

You’re so…

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