Confined space anyone?

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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby Yankee » Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:00

I wonder why the down wind approach?
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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby Hello Pilots » Fri Nov 28 2014, 06:43

If needs be, what is wrong with approaching downwind?
If you know you are downwind or a component thereof, no problem in my opinion.......If you don't know then the machine will alert you in due time!!
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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby 100ft » Fri Nov 28 2014, 07:19

Its ok to land down wind. As long as you know your downwind.
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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby Rattlegun » Fri Nov 28 2014, 09:21

They may have done it before:

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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby Skeeter » Fri Nov 28 2014, 09:51

They may have done it before

seems so
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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby rotors99 » Fri Nov 28 2014, 14:41

Eventually downwind approaches can easily bite yeerarzz :shock: (unless) it aint REALLY well calculated, well set-up & a long ways back, plus knowing You got oodles of HOGE power (well before short-final) but then again; ONLY if You really really have too, because there's just no other safer option 8) personal experience I rarely have no other option hmmmmm maybe 1 in 30-40+ landings, Some how You can always finish off that final bit & get her into a head-wind of sorts, it's also lot easier & a lot less work-stress-load (c:_ol ow & lets not forget; safer too **^**

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Re: Confined space anyone?

Postby bangequalsbad » Fri Nov 28 2014, 23:43

A majority of the time the pad has been cut/is shaped in such a way that there is only one way in and out. Some days the wind is on the nose...but usually not. Old mate seemed to have a very specific spot he was going for and nailed it 100%. When you're landing down wind, its because the wind is the least dangerous factor.
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