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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:39 AM
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I will make one statement on landing circles VS. runways. Having flown on runways many times at our club and one year at the NATS I do not think there is any difference w/r/t dorks. I have seen and done just as many dorks (not with electrics) on the runway as you still want to get the extra point or so. The ALES tape is much more forgiving of coming in a little crosswind or coming up on the end of the runway both of those conditions cause a dork situation. If you go over the 50 point circle on an ALES tape, you still get 45 points and the 50 point circle is really fairly big (too big in fact). So the one point per inch may cause more dorks than the style of runway.

Something to think about, it is the runway style or the points/inch that cause dorking to be considered?

Jack
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