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Ground Reference Maneuvers

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Why do we enter on the downwind on all ground reference maneuvers.?

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  1. Mark Kolber on Sep 28, 2013

    That’s a great question. The primary reason is that the maneuver calls for the steepest/maximum bank to be the first one.

    Now, visualize the maneuver. Consider what would happen if you entered turns around a point upwind, did that initial 45° bank and then turned downwind.

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  2. Lucas on Aug 03, 2014

    Well here is a video explaining all there is to know on ground reference maneuvers (in particular the rectangular course):

    http://youtu.be/eACgO8A8hcA

    If you like the video please thumbs up and consider subscribing for new videos every week!

    Cheers

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