Max Crosswind that aircrafts can handle?

Hello all, for some context, I’ve been flying the Cirrus SR22 since I’ve got my new joystick. I’m currently doing pattern work for practicing my skills but when I try to land with crosswind, it’s really difficult for me to stay on the centreline when landing. I’ve already looked the tutorials for crosswind landing on the IF’s YouTube channel. For information, the crosswind is usually between 7 and 10kts at EBAW. So I’m just asking if there is a list of aircrafts with the max crosswind they can handle.

Thank you for the answers.

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Actually it depends upon aircraft. For example a 737 can handle crosswind component of 35 knots i guess. Heavy planes can go even higher…

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Hi @TheKnP_KK
When you are doing a crosswind landing , its not really necessary to align with the center line (you can align with the center line after touch down too) however , sr22 is a light aircraft it experiences crosswind even in 6-7 knots wind

now, the answer to your question:-
https://www.icao.int/safety/meteorology/amofsg/amofsg%20meeting%20material/amofsg.10.sn.014.5.en.pdf

see the last page of the pdf … the table is little bit blur … but it should help you

happy flying:)

Don’t just throw out facts if you don’t know the answers… you’re giving very generalized numbers. Most airlines won’t allow their planes to land if their pilots are facing direct crosswinds of 30+kts. For GA it’s even less. The more weight you have, the “less” the wind impacts you.

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Thank you, but the problem is after touchdown my plane is drifting out the runway so maybe the wind is too strong for the aircraft.

Do you use the rudder?


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Yes, I do but even with the technique I don’t stay on the runway

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Have you got auto-coordination on? I was having the same problems and that turned out to be the issue. Turn it off and you should be fine.

With that off and using the correct technique you should be absolutely fine.

The maximum winds light GA aircraft can handle is around 10 knots, so landing an SR22 at 10 knots is same as landing a 737 at 20-30knots.

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The thing with the SR22 is that the physics are broken so when you swing the rudder on the ground it spins.

It’s off. Maybe I must practice more my landings with the joystick

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Just to clarify - are you not able to make landing without the joystick either?

Indeed it is. But I’ll try to find a moment when the wind will be calm to see if my landing skills are bad lol

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Even without the joystick I have some issues but when the wind is calm it’s okay I’d say

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Even then it tends to go to one side and when countering with rudder it spins.

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And to be honest I wouldn’t try landing the CR22 it’s just… HORRIBLE

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I’ll try another day when the wind will be calm as I said before and I’ll see if the aircraft is too difficult to land for me and I’ll surely change aircraft if it’s too difficult for me.

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It’s easier to land an XCUB in crosswinds.

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Anyway, thank you for all answers. As the question is answered, I think I’m gonna close the topic.

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A few days ago I decided to fly patterns at Edinburgh Airport, so I thought to myself that the SR-22 is an A/C I’ve never flown, so yea I took off, everything was lookin good, but then it was time to land, what can I say, it was absolutely TERRIFYING! I did a 270 degree turn on touchdown! @Ecoops123 was the controller at that time and he probably remembers this🤣

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Closed on OP request