- Decrease your altitude until the plane is about 30 feet up by decreasing the throttle slightly and releasing the elevator to neutral.
- Turn your plane so that it passes in front of you going downwind. It should be about 170 feet in front of you when it passes.
- Turn the airplane again so that it turns back into the wind, while reducing the motor power to make the plane descend gradually. This will set up your landing.
- Keep the plane going in a straight line by turning the rudder left or right to correct any turning. Keep the elevators neutral. Slow the motor so the plane descends at a moderate pace.
- Once the airplane gets within about 5 feet from the ground, turn off the motor and apply a little bit of up elevator. This maneuver, called flaring, will slow the airplane as it lands.