Approach Method: Downwind

March, 13, 2019 by

Bringing aircraft onto downwind instead of directly onto base can give you alot of extra time depending on how far out on the downwind you tell them to go. For example in the picture, if you tell the aircraft to turn to a heading of roughly 340 then turn to a heading of 110 degrees left so that they arrive on more of a downwind, you will gain alot of time.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More