Re: [ridestrong] I finally understand how low turns can happen
It's entirely true that I didn't need to end up as far away as I did just to avoid one jumper. I definitely overcompensated, and thinking about it now I probably could have changed course and been fine around 1500 ft or so. But I wasn't entirely sure what the other jumper was doing and I think focused too much on them and not enough on where I was setting myself up. Definitely something to learn from.
That said, I was in Eloy. I learned from several missed landings as a student that the vast tracts of desert surrounding the alternate landing area are really quite nice to land in, with plenty of large stretches of problem-free dirt.
(This post was edited by almeister112 on Jun 7, 2010, 10:47 PM)