I've asked this in one other place a while back but got no knowledgeable answers. It seems like nobody is interested in pattern flying anymore, or they are all too advanced to care about my noob questions. I have a few questions which should be easy to answer. If anyone can help, I will really appreciate it.
I am trying to learn the Beginner (Sportsman) pattern shown here:
I know what all the moves are and how to perform them and how they are judged, but I'm not sure about a few things.
1. If there is a crosswind relative to the runway, which direction will the pattern run? Is there any case where it's my choice to go left or right? I am practicing both directions, but I like to know what to expect.
2. On the maneuver number 3, the Stall Turn, is that performed right after take-off or can I go around once? Is it like this video, or can I make a trimming pass first?
3. After the double Immelman at the end, do I land immediately, or do I go around once to set up for landing. The Double Immelman exit is upwind, but it should be ending over the center, right? To me, that means I should go around once and then land?
I joined this forum specifically to ask this question, so I hope someone will be able to help me with it. I have been looking for a video of this sequence, but I can't find one... if I could see it done, I would probably have the answer to my questions...