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Typically, at most fields, it is the same as for a single engine -- their performance is in line with Bonanzas and such. Jets are likely to use a little higher, but a major reason for a specific pattern altitude is so that everyone can know where to look for other traffic, so most (not all) of the airports that have a separate pattern altitude for higher/faster aircraft will have towers.


Note, though, that not all fields have a 1,000 foot pattern -- some may be 600 or 800 feet, though those are generally published to reflect that.


Larry N.

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