Any suggestions on the best method of teaching flat turns to novice skydivers (20-50 jumps). I don't like the wording and method used in the Australian B license manual. The manual currently suggests:
1) Do a normal turn and take note of the induced dive/speed. 2) Do a flare (not a flare turn) and note how the canopy dives when you release back into full drive 3) Do a turn and immediately apply opposite toggle to return to level flight.
I've abbreviated the notes but this is the outline method.
As the point of a flat turn is to turn with minimal altitude loss, does it make sense to emphasize staying 'under' the wing? It is relatively easy to observe the fact that the wing is overhead - too much toggle turn and you will move further behind the nose, apply too much brake on both sides and you end up swinging towards the nose (flaring).
It should be blindingly obvious but to prevent thread drift - all this obviously at a safe altitude and with due respect for traffic and the spot.