Originally Posted by AeroKen
Well a 5-8 mph breeze that switches direction makes for a 10-16 mph difference in the air the plane is flying through. And that's what you might call a light breeze. As you say, it can be startling if you are 18" over the ground flaring, even if you expect it.
It was, if I remember the weather report for that day, 25-30, gusting to 45. Of course, it's unfair because I have over a 2:1 power to weight and 75 degrees of elevator travel...