2-minute turn

December, 23, 2021 by

A standard rate of turn is defined as a 3° per second turn, which completes a 360° turn in 2 minutes. This is known as a 2-minute turn. Fast airplanes, or aircraft on certain precision approaches, use a half standard rate but the definition of standard rate does not change.

References
1. FAA: Air Traffic Plans and Publications. From the original (PDF) on 2015-06-25.

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