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What determines the name of the runway if it is not active (for atc instructions)

It's pretty much dealer's choice (or controller's choice) how to refer to an inactive runway. They might choose to refer to the runway according to the most commonly used direction or calm-wind-use ...
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What determines the name of the runway if it is not active (for atc instructions)

I would think it would depend on the specific layout of runways at that airfield, where the wind is coming from in general, and which end of the runway you are closest to at the point of crossing. ...
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Taxiing with a crosswind

The primary purpose of the illustrated aileron corrections is not to prevent "weathervaning"-- rather it is to prevent the aircraft from tipping over so that the "downwind" wingtip ...
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Are crosswind corrections during taildragger taxiing the same as with tricycle gear?

Aileron use is pretty clear cut and is per the diagram. You position the aileron to push down on the into-wind wing. Elevator is more nuanced. If the propeller slipstream exceeds the wind velocity ...
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Taxiing with a crosswind

From the illustration, I deduce that you’re talking about landing in a crosswind. Aileron input will not control the tendency of the aircraft to weathervane. What it is used for in crosswind ...
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Taxiing with a crosswind

This is part of basic training. With a right quartering into the wind its ailerons into the crosswind, yoke pressure forward a bit. Think of it as a headwind component and cross wind component. The ...
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