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Old 12-08-2019, 12:07 AM   #15
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My solution to the ballooning problem is to find a combination of entry speed into the break and g force that allows me to drop the gear and flaps at 250 knots when 90 degrees through the turn. Then I loosen off the turn a little to ensure the 1.2 ish miles lateral displacement on the downwind leg. Getting the flaps down in the turn minimises the ballooning and helps get the speed down so when you rollout downwind you can concentrate on getting ‘on speed’ (that’s the part I struggle to do quickly). Having said that, I enter at 350 knots which is ‘standard’ so I’m not doing anything radical.

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