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    Fly a Better Traffic Pattern - Rectangular Course - Ground Reference Maneuver - MSFS

    By thecorporatepilotdad

    Want to fly a better traffic pattern? Rectangular course is 1 of 3 maneuvers a student pilot could be tested on during an FAA practical test for a Private Pilot's License. This ground reference maneuver will help a pilot become aware of wind direction and the effect wind has on the aircraft's ground track to maintain a rectangular course over the ground regardless of wind while in the airport traffic pattern.

    FAA Airplane Flying Handbook Chapter 7, not 6 as stated in the video. Read it here.

    This video is for entertainment purposes only and is NOT intended to replace flight training by a qualified flight instructor.

    The aircraft used in the video was developed by Just Flight.

    For more information:

    FAA Airplane Flying Handbook https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/airplane_handbook/09_afh_ch8.pdf

    Advisory Circular - 90-66B: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-66B_CHG_1.pdf

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    About The Author

    This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.

    1 Comment
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Nice- This is a maneuver that I suspect most simmers are unaware of, but that can benefit them greatly if they will practice it, and as you mention towards the end, the skill developed will help them many times beyond the traffic pattern, including any time they want to maintain a specific path over the ground. Well done indeed.
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