Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 7

This edition we discuss the circuit pattern in more detail…

Stage 1 – Lesson 7.

Fig 1 - You must always allow for any crosswinds in the circuit and track correctly

As student pilots work their way through the Private Pilot Licence syllabus, they will be spending a lot of flight time ‘in the circuit’ as they hone skills they need to safely demonstrate before their first major milestone – their first solo! Following up on our previous instalment of Back to Basics, we examine the circuit pattern in more detail and introduce some tips to help you fly smoothly and consistently using more modern training aircraft.

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