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Show LFZ boundary at 500 ft agl clean 95 Knots.






At 300 ft clean 95 knots, show the delay in response to a turn. Pick a point and note the radius.

Set up in the poor viz configuration (70 knots with flap 20°) throttle friction nut loose. Show a turn at the lower speed, with more reaction time to compensate for inertia.


Visual illusions.


Fly a race track pattern directly into wind and show the illusions of

HIGH speed, LOW speed, apparent SLIP, apparent SKID




Pick a reference point crosswind and show DRIFT. Allow for drift and avoid crossed contols.