From a scientific perspective, the "wind pushing on the side of the bullet" is not what causes wind drift.
Over the next hour I calculated our wind drift.
Without a defined target zone he could not gauge his wind drift or direction.
The missile was launched slightly upward, and at an angle to offset any wind drift during the first second of unguided flight.
The Doppler radar (used to calculate wind drift and ground speed) often had to use information in its computer's memory because of processing lapses.
In bullets it refers to the amount that drop over distance and wind drift will affect the bullet.
Given currents and wind drift, it should've changed some, even if they were anchored.
It actually accelerated somewhat in the rarefied air as the seeker head moved fractionally to correct for wind drift.
While the crew had adjusted for the wind drift, they did not attempt to intercept the magnetic course 155 outbound from Advent.
Our boys in blue simply get a mission to light an area, and they plot wind drift and so on and start dropping flares.