Go back to the main Basic Aircraft Flight Page.
The volume of traffic at an airport can create a hazardous environment. Airport traffic patterns are procedures that improve the flow of traffic at an airport and when properly executed enhance safety. Most reported mid-air collisions occur during the final or short final approach leg of the airport traffic pattern.
- Airport Traffic Patterns and Operations
- Standard Airport Traffic Patterns (Part One)
- Standard Airport Traffic Patterns (Part Two)
- Non-Towered Airports
- Safety Considerations
Flight Literacy Recommends