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Depending on the winds, the checkpoints will be different... Below the blue pattern is typical of a low wind or no wind day. The red is more typical of a day with higher winds. However, the altitudes where you should arrive at these checkpoints remain the same.

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In light winds it is important to have plenty of clear space past the target in case you overshoot.

As the winds become stronger, the final approach and base legs become shorter, and the downwind leg becomes longer.

In strong winds, it is important to make the base leg and final approach turns over a clear area, in case you land short of the target.

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