Had another launch of my F-105 in Memphis, in 17 mph winds! (We had a small weather station, with wind speed measurement.) This model continues to handle high winds well, if you plan accordingly. My flight on 4/27/19 was very similar to the video shown above (Post #55). To review, this is my "flight plan" for HIGH WINDS: I am using a 48" launch rod, 1/4" diameter, with a 3 to 5 degree angle (from 90 degrees). The launch rod was pointing INTO the wind. The F-105 was sitting on the launch pad, with its belly facing the wind direction. This reduces the movement of the model, caused by the wind. I use a brick to set the base of model on, so that the motor flame does not cause damage to the back of the F-105. LAUNCH. Once the F-105 'clears the tower', I arc over at a 45 degree angle, going into the wind. I continue flying at a 45 degree angle into the wind, until the motor stops. Once the motor stops, I try to stabilize/orient the model. Making sure the right side is up! At this point, the model is quite a ways upwind from me. After taking a moment to orient the F-105, I then turn the model downwind. At this point, the F-105 has the wind at its tail, and it is moving FAST. Once it gets roughly even with where I am standing, I turn it into the wind again. Turning into the wind, I am now doing the "hover glide". The wind is so strong, and the F-105 is so light, that the model seems to hang in the air. I give it some nose down, if I think it is about to stall (and to get a slight amount of airspeed). The effect is that it looks like I am landing a Harrier jump jet: the model slowly settles to the ground. The trick is not to get too far DOWN WIND. Because, with strong winds and a light model, it is very challenging to get back.