Tuesday, November 11
Flight 05: Ground Reference Maneuvers
By Brady Lane at 8:45 PM
Flight log to date Hours flown: 5.1 | Days since I started: 28 | Cost: $957.70
I've said before that turns are fun. Well, doing them low to the ground is even more fun!
Today I was introduced to ground reference maneuvers. We flew these patterns just 600-1000 ft. above the ground, which makes for an incredible view!
We brought along a GPS data logger so you can see exactly what we did and how good/bad we did them (they're animated in the video above)...
My task was to fly these patterns, adjust for the wind (which is trickier than it sounds), while holding altitude.
The high wing and big windows make the Remos an incredible plane for these maneuvers. I'd be interested to hear from some of you what it's like to do these in a low wing plane. How much does a low wing limit your view?