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29th Aug 2002, 13:57
A question for all the professionals here. At what speed/direction does wind start to cause extra work and or concern for you? And what are some of the crosswind limits for the aircraft you fly?

Have safe trips.

Disclaimer- any appearance or similarity to a punter/anorak is purely unintentional and coincidental. Poster bears no responsibilty for such appearance/similarity.;)

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29th Aug 2002, 16:36
I'm not an expert but I think it has as much to do with location as with wind speed.

A 30kt crosswind at one place may not cause too much trouble but a 15kt one elsewhere can be a real problem.

See the post below on Funchal Airport....

29th Aug 2002, 18:37
The Funchal thread was what piqued my interest. I understand that the effects of wind can be variable because of a number of different reasons. I'm not as much looking for the technical specifics as I am for individual professionals experience and tolerances if you will.

Thanks in advance.

30th Aug 2002, 21:36

31st Aug 2002, 18:21

Just trying to make a little conversation and learn a little bit.
Reading the Funchal thread made me curious. No nefarioos or journolistic reason.

1st Sep 2002, 00:04
There are different limits for different airplanes.
In general, most passenger a/c have a crosswind limit around 30 kts. However, there are more strict limit for the LVO.

Terrain is certainly a contributing factor.30 kts CWC over flat terrain gives you most propably a stable approach, whilst 30kts in mountainious terrain ist good for some nice turbulences.

Another thing is the gust factor. 30kts steady are normally easier to fly than 5kts gusting 30.