Fly Away Simulation

Pattern Entries

heavy_rat Guest

I'm having a little trouble understanding these. For example when ATC tell you to fly Downwid right where exactly do you go. I know that it means parallel to the runway in the opposite direction, but how far away? How high, when do you turn onto the next leg?

Grateful for your help.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

The picture shows a Left pattern to Runway 36. The downwind in normally about 1/2 miles from the runway. Normally you turn crosswind within 300 ft. of pattern altitude and turn base when end of the runway is 45 degrees behind you. Final should be 1/4-1/2 miles. *This is for a small aircraft.

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