Re: [Spizzzarko] Starting hookturns in full flight or a braked aproach
To all you swoopers with questions on this subject, The most important reason for starting your swoop in full flight is not weather or not you get a longer swoop, because a long swoop can be produced from either situation if the pilot flies the recovery arc correctly. The real reason for this type of setup is so that you go into each turn in the same manner so that you can learn to be more accurate with your setup. If you go into each turn with a different airspeed because you are in brakes then every turn will have to be different in order to produce the desired result. If you go into every turn in full flight then every turn will be theoretically the same, as long as you are at the proper altitude when you initiate the turn. And being in full flight every time will also let you judge your set up better because your wing is descending at a constant rate. So try to always fly your approach in full flight unless traffic is a factor, and you will soon understand what I am talking about. Blue Skies and safe swoops.
(This post was edited by freeflypimp on Dec 28, 2003, 12:33 PM)
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