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Boxing The Wake


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  1. Begin the boxing maneuver by lining up directly behind the tow plane in the hightow position.
    Landmarks
    • Centered behind the tow plane (tow rope is drawing a straight line through the center of the fuselage).
    • Tow plane's wheels on the horizon.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  2. Decend through the wake to the low tow position.
    Landmarks
    • Centered behind the tow plane (tow rope is drawing a straight line through the center of the fuselage).
    • Tow plane's horizontal stabilizer even with the wing strut attachment at the engine cowling.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  3. Climb back through the wake to the high tow position.
    Landmarks
    • Centered behind the tow plane (tow rope is drawing a straight line through the center of the fuselage.
    • Tow plane's wheels on the horizon.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  4. Move out to the upper corner of the box.
    Landmarks
    • Tow plane's tail wheel just outside the main wheel.
    • Tow plane's wheels on the horizon.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  5. Move down to the lower corner of the box.
    Landmarks
    • Tow plane's tail wheel just outside the main wheel.
    • Tow plane's horizontal stabilizer even with the wing strut attachment at the engine cowling.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  6. Move across to the other lower corner of the box, staying below the wake.
    Landmarks
    • Tow plane's tail wheel just outside the main wheel.
    • Tow plane's horizontal stabilizer even with the wing strut attachment at the engine cowling.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  7. Move up to the other upper corner of the box.
    Landmarks
    • Tow plane's tail wheel just outside the main wheel.
    • Tow plane's wheels on the horizon.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.


  8. Return to the high tow position, directly behind the tow plane.
    Landmarks
    • Centered behind the tow plane (tow rope is drawing a straight line through the center of the fuselage).
    • Tow plane's wheels on the horizon.

    Click the image to the right for a full size view.