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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit

traffic patterns

  • A Lot of People Out Flying

    There were a lot of people out flying yesterday even though it was a weekday morning. I’m assuming it was because they had seen the same weather report that I had. A major cold front is supposed to be moving through the area again, bringing more winds and much colder temperatures – and possibly a…

  • Traffic Patterns – Size Matters

    I have mentioned traffic pattern size in the past, generally in the context that some of the local pilots or instructors are flying patterns too far away from the runway. I often find it hard to locate pattern traffic when position reports are given because of the differences in pattern size. If I am flying…