When is a tower controller required to provide surface wind? In my old military flying days, I recall that the controllers routinely included wind in their takeoff and landing clearance calls. But I now fly light, high-wing GAs at a civil airport where it's windy/gusty most of the time. I'm frequently having to ask for the wind because it's something the controllers don't routinely provide. Also, if this is a factor, I understand that these tower controllers are not regular FAA-type folks. Some sort of other arrangement I'm not familiar with. Anyway, if they should be providing wind info more often, I'll pursue that with them. Thanks.