I fly at Las Cruces International (KLRU) which is in an area with high winds (20 knots or more). My flight instructor wants me to fly the traffic pattern according to the crosswind direction on takeoff. So if the crosswind on take off is from the right he wants me to fly right traffic, if the crosswind is from the left he wants me to fly left traffic.
I understand the rationale for this. When you are flying into the wind you have more airspeed and if you suddenly turn out of the wind you lose airspeed and risk stalling. In fact we have had accidents here where a pilot turned out of the wind on takeoff and stalled because they suddenly lost airspeed.
I have never heard of any guidance in my ground school courses on changing the traffic pattern based on crosswind direction. So my question is how would an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner interpret me using a non-standard traffic pattern if I fly the traffic pattern according to the crosswind direction? Could I get in trouble for flying a non-standard pattern even though it would technically be safer to fly into the wind?