Propeller-driven airplanes accelerate well at approach speed, so even in significant gusts or wind shear, half the gust factor has been shown to be plenty adequate for the wind-speed changes. The period of extremely high risk in any crosswind landing starts at the point of initial touchdown-where the airplane still has good aerodynamic control, but lousy roll control-and continues through the process of decelerating to a speed where it will have good roll control, about 10 knots or so.\n If you want to put more weight on the wheels, retract the flaps, recognizing that doing so increases your chance of raising the gear inadvertently. A taxiway landing certainly isn't a normal procedure, but in a strong crosswind, after mature reflection, it may be the best way to increase your level of safety by reducing the crosswind component to an acceptable velocity for a safe landing.
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