All: Regarding OTW landings, grass, hard surface runways and crosswinds – FAA certification of Part 23 (OTW were certified under CAR 4, the previous certification standard before FAR Part 23) is 15 mph ‘demonstrated cross wind’. Factory test pilots are required to certify all Part 23 airplanes to 15 mph crosswinds, therefore, it then depends upon a particular pilots skill what cross winds you feel comfortable to handle. * When first learning the flight characteristics of the OTW, or any light plane, especially tail wheel airplanes, ‘feel’ the airplane out and don’t exceed what one’s limitations are, even if less than 15. When you gain more experience and become more comfortable with the OTW, you will find you may be able to control the OTW beyond 15 mph crosswind; however, don’t be a test pilot and ball up a perfectly good OTW-!
fair skies and following winds – continue to fly safe and remember, what goes up WILL come down-!