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AIM

10/12/17

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−3−4

Airport Operations

FIG 4

−3−2

Traffic Pattern Operations

Single Runway

EXAMPLE

Key to traffic pattern operations

1. Enter pattern in level flight, abeam the midpoint of the
runway, at pattern altitude.

2. Maintain pattern altitude until abeam approach end of
the landing runway on downwind leg.

3. Complete turn to final at least 

1

/

4

 mile from the runway.

4. Continue straight ahead until beyond departure end of

runway.

5. If remaining in the traffic pattern, commence turn to
crosswind leg beyond the departure end of the runway
within 300 feet of pattern altitude.

6. If departing the traffic pattern, continue straight out, or
exit with a 45 degree turn (to the left when in a left

−hand

traffic pattern; to the right when in a right

−hand traffic

pattern) beyond the departure end of the runway, after
reaching pattern altitude.

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7110.65R CHG 2

AIM

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