Originally Posted by 74-07
Here it is:
“Always keep the little wheel behind the big wheels” - Told to me by my T-6 and P-51 instructor extraordinaire, Mark Murphy.
A wise man indeed.
I've had a few crosswind landings in a Cessna 180 (and a Cessna 185) where I nearly forgot that little gem. Happily though, it all came back to me in the nick of time. Once, on my second go-around due to a 20+ crosswind component, I elected to simply land a 185 on a taxiway perpendicular to the runway at a little non-controlled airport I was flying into. Ground roll less than 100 feet.
Aircraft undamaged: Check.