- Runway Crosswinds -
Enter Runway Heading, Wind Direction in degrees (°) and Wind Speed in Kts into the form.
Colored warnings will be shown when X-winds exceed 15 or 20 kts (head winds +5) and wind angles greater than 45 ° and 60 °.
Rule of thumb: with a 30 ° wind angle the crosswind is 50% of the wind speed; at 45 ° the crosswind is 70%; over 60 ° the crosswind is 100%.
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See the image below for a graphical representation of crosswind components.