traffic pattern


how do you know how big the traffic pattern is around an airport ? for example how do you when it is time to turn or how far you should go before you turn from upwind to cross wind and then how far to go before you turn to down wind?

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Asked on November 3, 2018 2:08 pm
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Rule of thumb (it varies), turn x wind at 500', turn downwind 1/2 mile from the runway (so that your x wind and base legs would be 1/2 mile long, and also about a 1/2 mile final is what you would end up with if you were using the 45 degree rule).

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