Correction Orbits

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T-34C INSTRUMENTS
CHAPTER SIX
Figure 6­27 No­Wind Orbit
A variation of this problem could occur in the case of an EXTREMELY STRONG WIND. In
Figure 6­28, we again turn left at point "A." In this situation, the wind is so strong that it cancels
out the radius of turn and you are still on the SOUTH side of 90º radial at the end of your turn
(point "B"). Using TAIL/RADIAL/WIND correctly indicates a NORTH wind, but it would make
it appear to be considerably less in magnitude than what it actually is. Again, the solution is to be
aware of the wind and how it affects you.
Figure 6­28 No­Wind Orbit (Extremely Strong Wind)
CORRECTION ORBITS
In the situation described on the previous page, it is obvious we need a wind correction to the
NORTH on our correction orbits. However, just how much of a correction is needed? In these
situations, there is no "rule" to follow in determining outbound heading. You will just have to use
your own judgment. If the winds are strong, you will probably need at least 20º of correction and
maybe more.