It shouldn’t come as a surprise that crosswind technique begins on the ground. Taxiing can definitely be a challenge in itself. If you’re taxiing into a quartering headwind, turn the controls into the wind for full aileron deflection. Conversely, with a quartering tailwind, you’ll want to turn away from the direction the wind is coming from. This decreases the lift on the upwind wing, which keeps the weight more even on the wheels and, in strong wind conditions, prevents the airplane from tipping over.