How to know if you’ll clear a ridge (or not!)

Matt Dearden

English born professional pilot, writer, blogger and columnist. Currently flying the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Papua, Indonesia.

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5 Responses

  1. Thanks for the great tip! Loving your diary!

  2. Ash says:

    Brillian tip there matt, not sure we d need it for jkt base though :p congrats on your checkout 🙂

  3. Johan Prins says:

    good tip! – analogous to the optical aiming done on final, actually. Glider people learn to never approach a ridge at 90° if not absolutely sure to clear it, but an 45°, which leaves the options of backing off or doing a 360 in time.