Aerodrome traffic circuit – Part 1

Requests for instructions to join the traffic circuit should be made early enough to take other traffic into account. When traffic circuit is in a RIGHT-hand pattern, this should be specified. A LEFT-hand pattern does not need to be specified, although it may be advisable to do so if there has been recent change.

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Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

A

B

C

Meaning

UPWIND

CROSSWIND

DOWNWIND

MIDDLE OF DOWNWIND

END OF DOWNWIND

BASE (LEG)

FINAL

SHORT FINAL

BEGINNING OF DOWNWIND

END OF EXTENDED DOWNWIND

LONG FINAL

GREENVILLE TOWER OO-ABC C150 12 MILES NORTH 2500 FEET FOR LANDING

O-BC JOIN RIGHT-HAND DOWNWIND RUNWAY 18 WIND 090 DEGREES 8 KNOTS, QNH 1010

JOIN DOWNWIND RUNWAY 18 QNH 1010 O-BC

Where ATIS is provided, receipt of the broadcast should be acknowledged in the initial call to the aerodrome.

GREENVILLE TOWER OO-ABC C150 9 MILES SOUTH 2500 FEET  INFORMATION KILO, FOR LANDING

O-BC JOIN DOWNWIND RUNWAY 18 WIND 270 DEGREES 8 KNOTS QNH 1012

JOIN DOWNWIND RUNWAY 18 QNH 1012 O-BC

Depending on prevailing traffic conditions and direction from which the aircraft is arriving, it may be possible to do a straight-in approach.

GREENVILLE TOWER OO-ABC C150 12 MILES NORTH 2500 FEET FOR LANDING

O-BC MAKE STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH RUNWAY 18 WIND 270 DEGREES 8 KNOTS QNH 1012

STRAIGHT-IN RUNWAY 18 QNH 1012 O-BC