FastEddieB wrote:The other thing that can bite a pilot "stepping up" to Light Sport is the increased effect of any given crosswind.
We get accustomed to thinking "we" can easily handle a 12G20 crosswind, let's say, in a Cirrus or Bonanza or Mooney.
But then we find that same wind is a much larger factor in a plane that lands more slowly.
I know I have to periodically remind myself of that fact when making go/no go decisions.
I had no problem with my Cirrus at Demonstrated Crosswind or slightly above.
There's no way I'd land my Sting in a 12G20 crosswind.