Only if you correct for it. If you do nothing, you'll move along with the wind. But that's my whole point - when you're moving along with the wind, it doesn't exert a force on the plane! It only does that if there is relative movement between the plane and the wind. For example: * the plane is on the ground so it can't move with the wind - the wind exerts a force on the plane * the plane is in the air but the pilot turns into the wind to correct - the wind exerts a force on the plane In either of these cases, the plane can "feel" wind. But when you're not correcting for a crosswind, or when you have a tailwind, the plane cannot "feel" it. In other words, the air pressure is the same on the upwind and downwind sides of the plane.