The model aircraft commences by descending from base leg, which may be either curved or straight as required by the pilot. The turn is continued through 90 degrees onto a higher than normal landing approach on low throttle, using flaps if applicable. On reaching the center of the landing area at a height of approximately 3 meters, power is applied to check the descent. After normal flying speed and attitude are attained the model aircraft climbs straight ahead. The aim of the maneuver is to simulate an aborted landing due to a higher than normal landing approach. This option may only be nominated for non-aerobatic aircraft.


  1. Maneuvers does not commence on base leg.
  2. Turn onto final approach not smooth and continuous or not 90°.
  3. Model aircraft does not achieve correct high landing approach.
  4. Model aircraft does not achieve correct landing speed or attitude.
  5. Not continually descending until power applied.
  6. Model aircraft descends to significantly above or below 3 meters.
  7. Lowest point of maneuvers not achieved in front of judges.
  8. Not smooth transition of speed & attitude from approach, through descent check to climb -out.
  9. Inappropriate use of flap and/or gear.
  10. Model aircraft could have landed from approach.
  11. Model aircraft does not climb away smoothly.
  12. Approach and climb out tracks not the same.
  13. Too close or too far away.