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Wind Direction Indicators

 Wind Direction Indicators

  • It is important for a pilot to know the direction of the wind. At facilities with an operating control tower, this information is provided by ATC.
  • Information may also be provided by FSS personnel located at a particular airport or by requesting
  • information on a CTAF at airports that have the capacity to receive and broadcast on this frequency.
  • When none of these services is available, it is possible to determine wind direction and runway in use by visual wind indicators.
  • A pilot should check these wind indicators even when information is provided on the CTAF at a given airport because there is no assurance that the information provided is accurate.

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