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Old 6th Apr 2021, 06:36
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Let’s consider this situation (in an A320)

You’re asked to fly a track of (say) 270deg. Let us assume that parallels your landing runway to the north, effectively a left downwind leg. You are currently in HDG so you push HDG/VS to change to TRK and adjust to 270.

The reason ATC want you flying a track is because there is a strong northerly wind and they want you away from the runway.

The gusty wind gets stronger.

What happens to the a/c?
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