Slips in 172

Being a 172 pilot I find it extremely frustrating when landing with a crosswind it’s nearly impossible to perform a slip to touchdown. Anyone find any better ways to land crosswind in 172?


Normally the way I land in a crosswind is I just let the plane do it’s own thing until I’m over the runway and then I use the rudder to align the nose with the runway center line. That normally works for me with most aircraft.

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Sounds like a technical term to me😂

I don’t disagree though. You can approach probably anywhere from 0° to 45° off the centerline, and still be able to correct it with the rudder right before touchdown, both in a 172, and an airliner. Kicking the rudder at the last possible second should do the trick.


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