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Turning while flaring on final?


DcloudZ  (B 37320)

Sep 5, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Turning while flaring on final? Can't Post

How do you safely turn your canopy (10-20 degrees) after having started flaring on final approach?

Fast  (D 28237)

Sep 5, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: [DcloudZ] Turning while flaring on final? [In reply to] Can't Post

Asymmetrical toggle input while flaring will cause the canopy to turn, you have to counter back the other way to get the canopy flying level again and all of this is subject to the amount of speed you have available (speed = lift). If you run out you end up landing with the wing not level, which essential equates to force on your body in a direction that is not perpendicular to the ground. (PLF!!!).

Also, please practice up high, it should be fairly straight forward to see the effects, you have to listen to the sound of the air as your speed drops out to know how much you have "left".

Edit to add: There is a fairly obvious to see example of this, there are a lot of people who have a sudden turn at the end of their flare when they are coming in to land. This comes from reaching with one leg and hand for the ground when they get close, which initiates a turn in that direction. Learning how to do this intentionally will help with not doing it intentionally as well and countering, etc.

(This post was edited by Fast on Sep 5, 2012, 11:42 AM)

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