upwind leg

upwind leg

A flight path parallel to the landing runway in the direction of landing. It is the opposite of a downwind leg.
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6.) This diverges from the explanation in the in the Pilot/Controller Glossary, which states the "components of a typical traffic pattern are upwind leg, crosswind leg, downwind leg, base leg, and final approach"--implying an upwind leg is synonymous with a departure leg.
They started on the water with a good upwind leg of about 400 yards, then bore off on to a beam reach to mark two, a broad reach to mark three and almost a dead run to mark four which was jybed round - leaving another exciting broad reach to finish.
Jason Ker's boat is more than 10 percent lighter than earlier versions such as Ed Psaltis's Midnight Rambler and significantly optimised in terms of hull shape--fast starts and taking command in the first upwind leg to then give you the choice of tacks at the leeward mark is the essence of Fast 40+ Class racing.
Note the recommended altitudes as cited in the figure for turning from the upwind leg to the crosswind leg is within 300 feet of traffic pattern altitude.
The event kicks off in Dubai on February 15 with an inshore race where the fleet of identical Farr 30s race around a series of marks on a short course at Palm Jumeirah's artificial archipelago before heading off on the first upwind leg to Abu Dhabi.
Having got off to a storming start and built up a lead, the Macclesfield-born sailor slowed in the final upwind leg in a bid to slow down Hogh-Christensen, who was in second.
Ainslie vowed to get even and yesterday, in the last of the 10 Finn races, slowed in the final upwind leg after a storming start in a bid to rattle then second-placed Hogh-Christensen.
This wall of decoys represented by the shorter upwind leg works to prevent birds from overshooting the spread; the mass at the blind, again, serves to convey either an abundant food source or safety in numbers.
The American boat was 3 minutes 21 seconds ahead at the halfway mark after the first upwind leg and widened its lead on the downwind leg, reaching speeds of about 25 knots.
The situation began to unwind slowly as the SAR aircraft cut short his upwind leg the Air Boss had requested and turned crosswind (across the bow) earlier than expected.
But the international jury upheld a protest from Frenchman Guillaume Florent, who said Ainslie had infringed rules by crossing him on a port tack on the first upwind leg.
The leader detached the wingman and broke to the left for the upwind leg. Following a 17-second interval the student commenced his break and turned sharply to the left, reducing power.