What’s necessary for a good landing on a small landing area? Correctly estimating altitude, wind, applying proper wind correction, and making coordinated turns with predictable altitude loss are all key.
Today I practiced these skills, except for wind estimation, which was easy thanks to the many windsocks on the hill. I started with 45-degree turns and then moved on to 90-degree turns. The goal was to establish a proper course at an appropriate height without losing substantial altitude before or during the turn. After that, I had to level the wings, flare at the proper height, and land.
Straight legs are much better for both the glide path and horizontal projection. You can make good, solid takeoffs even with no wind. Of course, I understand that with a 16 meters wing, I will still need to run much faster and longer. My landings are good, with almost all of them being on my feet and with a proper wing stall. I am making progress!