All figures of the competition flight and their elements together make up the Sequence. One sequence = one flight.
How to show the beginning and ending of the sequence:
Pilots have to rock their wings three times to indicate the beginning and the ending of their Sequence.
- The sequence starts when the aircraft reaches straight and level flight (erect or inverted)
after the third wing rock at the sequence's beginning.
If the first figure begins inverted, pilots have to fly inverted after the third wing rock at the
- The sequence ends when the aircraft is in straight and level flight (erect or inverted)
just before the first wing rock at the sequence's ending.
If the last figure ends inverted, pilots have to fly inverted before the first wing rock at the sequence's ending.
- The roll angles should exceed 45°. They can be flown inside or outside the Box and no matter
which side (left / right) each rock is.
- For timing purposes (4 min Freestyle) the programme is deemed to start on the return of the wings to level
after the third wing rock; and is deemed to finish on their return to level after the third of the final wing rocks.
- My favorite judging tutorial says: "If the sequence starts with a high-level slow entry figure such as a spin
the pilot may place the wing rocks on a climbing line, even up to vertical, to position the aeroplane at the
desired altitude and location at slow speed instead of with high energy. If the wing rocks are executed partly
or wholly on a vertical line the exit may be either a 'push' to erect or a 'pull' to inverted."
Example of one sequence: