Online Ground School (Private Pilot)
Lesson: Airport Wind Indicators
Airport Wind Indicators
Wind direction and speed is provided by both wind indicators and ATC or FSS at towered airports.
At most non-towered airports the wind is provided by both wind indicatiors and AWOS. But, at some non-towered airports where there is no source of verbal communication of the current winds, wind indicators are used.
Indicators are found near the runway and located in a segmented circle, which shows the traffic pattern directions. There are a few types of indicators used.
The windsock should be used as the primary source of wind direction and speed.