Eights on Pylons [HD]

San Diego Flight Instructor Garry Wing, of Fly The Wing Flight Training, demonstrates the Commercial Pilot maneuver, Eights on Pylons. As this is the only Ground Reference Maneuver on the Commercial check ride, oh, you'll definitely be demonstrating it for the examiner. There's no correction for drift or distance from the two pylons in this maneuver, like on Turns Around a Point; this is all about nailing the Pivotal Altitude calculated for your Groundspeed, so that a point between your eyes and the pylon --- and parallel to the lateral axis of the airplane --- stays adjacent to the pylon. Pylon moving back from that sight line? CLIMB away from it. Pylon moving forward from your sight line? DIVE toward the pylon. Both of those corrections --- climbing or diving --- change your True Altitude (AGL) and also affect your groundspeed (assuming the wind is not a factor, and you don't mess with engine power). Watch the video, make some notes, then jump in an airplane and go practice Eights on Pylons in your airplane.Enjoy more videos on the garrywing YouTube channel, and visit the website for blog articles, links and flight training specials --- http://FlyTheWing.com
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