I am a complete beginner, starting to learn to fly. So far I managed to control the altitude and do some basic turns, I can also do figure eights if the flags are well far from each other.
I realised that a trick to go around flags and objects is to use them as a visual reference, what I mean with this is to have them at sight at every moment. This trick for me works with flags, trees and objects that are well apart from each other. But when I try going through gates I struggle a bit, I can go through gates that don't have sharp turns or where the gates are well far away from each other.
What kind of visual reference do more experience pilots use when racing? Where do they look at to when turning and going through gates? I feel I am looking at the wrong places and that's why I keep crashing.