Shortly after my solo I got the opportunity to practice some crosswind landings with what I would consider to be fairly strong direct crosswinds. This was a very new and challenging experience for me as we hadn't ventured out to fly with winds above 15 knots at this point. The METARs for the time I was flying showed the following :
EIDW 181200Z 28025KT 9999 FEW018CB BKN033 06/00 Q1008 NOSIG
EIDW 181130Z 28021KT 9999 SCT020 07/01 Q1008 NOSIG
As our runway is 22, this meant a direct crosswind of between 18 and 23 knots. Follow along as I tried my hand at crosswind landings for the first time.
Episode 9 - Crosswind Landings