Operating Procedures - Continued
Air-to-Air Control of System - Continued
location and the drop zone for alternate landing areas in
the event that your primary landing point is unreachable,
or congested with other traffic upon your arrival at a
reasonable decision height
Attempt to plan for a standard landing track of downwind
leg, base, and final approach into the wind.
Your proximity to the load is critical in the prepare to land
phase. Too much distance, especially altitude separation,
between )tour canopy and the load, can cause you to
misjudge the proper initiation, point of the landing flare.
As you near the drop zone, the 50% braking mode is
especially useful to minimize turn radius and pendulum
effect of the load.