T6Harvard wrote:I know it's too far in advance but forecast for the airfield on Monday is 290 16G31. So potentially15kts xw on RWY 26 (I think )
'G31' nearly a week in advance, that's hilarious
People get very exercised over the crosswind, which, understandably is a big scary thing for new students. The only relevance of the crosswind is how much there is of it in the very last few seconds before you straighten it up and touch down.
There was lots more of it at circuit height, and on final, but so what - it just means pointing a bit more into wind as you fly round the circuit, including on final if you're using the crab technique. Or a bit more rudder and wing down if you don't.
Usually, in those last few seconds, the actual
crosswind at touchdown height is very much less, as the ground itself slows the wind down considerably. Where they actually measure the windspeed is usually quite a few feet off the ground, as the anemometer will be mounted quite high up, so it's invariably an overestimate.
The only real question is, are you able to control it in those last few seconds? If so, all good: touch down and continue flying it until you're at taxy speed.
If not, go around. Chances are it'll be less next time round. You're just as likely to catch a lull as a gust.
Some days, of course, it's howling a gale and the windsock is horizontal and at 90 degrees to the runway. They're the best days of all as most people stay on the ground and you get the sky and the circuit to yourself.
Hopefully you'll come to enjoy those days, but all in good time