Chapter 21. Backwards Exercises

Table of Contents

21.1. Backwards remote half circles
21.2. Backwards remote full circles
21.3. Backwards tail-in figure-eight
21.4. Backwards nose-in figure-eight

A "remote circle" in this section means flying in a circle not around yourself, but at some distance away.

21.1. Backwards remote half circles

Fly in a circle, but fly only half of it backwards. So, you will need to perform two 180 degree pirouettes during the circle to change orientation. This is easier than a backwards full circle because you can learn the tail-in backwards turn first, which is easier.

For a clockwise circle, do the right half of it with a backwards orientation. For a counterclockwise circle, do the left half with a backwards orientation.