Commencing from straight and level flight, the model aircraft performs a gentle 360 degree descending circle over the landing area, in a direction away from the judges, at a constant low throttle setting. Maneuver terminates at a maximum height of 6 meters, resuming straight and level flight on the same path.


  1. Rate of descent not constant.
  2. Descent too steep.
  3. Throttle setting not constant or low enough.
  4. Circle misshapen.
  5. No significant loss of height.
  6. Model aircraft does not descend to 6 meters or below.
  7. Circle not centered on judges’ position.
  8. Entry and exit paths not parallel with the judges’ line.
  9. Start and finish not called in straight and level flight.
  10. Too far away, too close.