Module 3: Ground Reference Maneuvers    
For this module, read Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3B) Chapter 6, 6-1 through 6-12.

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For this module, read Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3B) Chapter 6, 6-1 through 6-12.

Turn-about-a-point:

  • Kalamazoo Airport is 875 feet MSL (Mean Sea Level).  We need to be 600'-1000' AGL (Above Ground Level).  The ground reference maneuvers in Kalamazoo will be performed at altitude 1,700' MSL.  

  • After departing AZO airport, we will depart to the Southwest. This area is referred to as the "West Practice Area".  

  • The video below by Fly8MA displays the basics of the Turn-About-A-Point:

Other Key Notes on the turn-about-a-point:

  • The students performance will also be determined by holding the altitude.  If 1700' is selected to begin the maneuver, then 1700' should be maintained through the entire turn.  

  • The pilot should maintain awareness of the horizon to determine if the aircraft is climbing or descending .  

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S-Turns Across A Road

  • Refer to the following video by Sporty's Aviation about the S-Turns Across A Road.