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I'm a new pilot (just took the flight test 2 weeks ago) and had my first real experience with a decent crosswind. In training, the wind was never directly across the runway as it was this past Sunday. The wind, a perfect 90 degree angle to the runway, was 7 knots, gusts to 12. I was flying the airplane I learned to fly in, a Cessna 152. My daughter and I went up, I had planned to just do some pattern work, more or less to practice crosswind technique. Anyhow, During my approaches, I was using a crab instead of a foward slip on final. I'd then hit the rudder right before touchdown to get the nose straight, but for some reason, when I would touch down, the aircraft would slide with the wind. I've tried doing a foward slip, but I'm just not comfortable doing them as much as I am using a crab. What am I doing wrong? Is there something I'm missing here? Should I practice more with a foward slip?
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