This section is specifically for questions about traffic patterns: rules, techniques, procedures, etc. both for "controlled" (tower) fields and "uncontrolled" (no tower) fields.

• How do I fly a traffic pattern (or circuit)?

• How do get to pattern altitude at the right time and place?


Ed: For more complete information on traffic patterns (circuits) you may wish to see the FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook, Chapter 7, Airport Traffic Patterns.