When the author receives a routine for the ;rst
time, he marks directions for how he thinks the
winds will prevail when the flight will be flown,
to best present the sequence.
moment, the maneuver will happen
quickly and the orientation of the
airplane is important to set yourself up
for the next maneuver.
Whenever you are unsure how many
rotations you have performed (maybe
because of nervousness), it is best to exit
in the correct manner so that you will
not zero the following maneuver. I have
seen instances in which a pilot will exit a
maneuver in the wrong attitude and will
have to perform an added element to
the following maneuver. As a result, both
maneuvers will receive a score of a zero.
Don’t give away easy points!
Each caller has his or her own style of
calling individual maneuvers. I cannot
stress enough the importance of a pilot
having a caller he or she is familiar with for the Unknown sequence. However, if you are unsure of who your caller may be
when it comes time for the competition day—maybe because you are just starting out in the competition circuit—write out the
sequence as you would like it to be read with some of the pointers I mentioned earlier.
Let’s change gears from our description, which is now written, to catering our flight for the best possible presentation—no
matter how much wind exists!