I wrote this simple tool as a student pilot to help me create a ‘wind star’ – an aid when doing ‘dead reckoning’ navigation. The wind star comes in handy when practicing (or actual)  ‘diversions’ – when you have to deviate from a planned route (perhaps to avoid bad weather, fuel emergency etc.). It allows the pilot to quickly estimate the effects of wind on a desired heading, allowing heading corrections and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to a waypoint to be made.

1 Comment

  1. Andy
    November 17, 2014

    Thanks for the windstar utility. I’ve got my skills test on Saturday and this will be a real help.

    Good work

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