Flight Training - August 2014 - 45

HE TOWER

T

oday's solo practice session will feature a new
mission: having a go at
the traffic pattern of a
tower-controlled airport. Whether
the airport is your home base or a
training-flight destination, what you
experience will lay a valuable foundation for your future flying.
What should you expect? You will
be under the direction of ground
and tower controllers throughout
your session, but don't confuse that
idea with any notion of a dull or
repetitive exercise. When working
in the traffic pattern of a towercontrolled airport, every circuit may
be a little different as local traffic
comes and goes. Variations on the
theme of a standard traffic pattern
are many. You will likely encounter
several in short order-or they may
be available at your request.
Here is a sampling of some of the
operations you could be instructed
to perform during your session.
What occurs depends largely on
how much traffic is inbound and
outbound, whether wake-turbulence separations are needed, and
the speed of other aircraft.

AN OVERVIEW OF CONTROL TOWER COLLOQUIALISMS

ยป By Dan Namowitz
ILLUSTRATION BY DAVE PLUNKERT

AUGUST 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING

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