E6B Wind Side: Computing wind direction and velocity

Using groundspeed, course, heading and airpspeed, compute wind speed and direction using the wind side of an E6B.  This is required on the instrument pilot knowledge test, and is useful if in an aircraft and you’d like to calculate what the winds are doing outside. Think of your E6B wind side as having 2 configurations or modes: Wind … More E6B Wind Side: Computing wind direction and velocity

E6B Wind Side: Computing Ground speed and Heading

Using wind direction and velocity, compute ground speed and heading using the wind side of an E6B.  This is required on the private pilot knowledge test, and is useful during preflight planning when creating a nav log. Think of your E6B wind side as having 2 configurations or modes: Wind mode, and Aircraft mode.  Work … More E6B Wind Side: Computing Ground speed and Heading