During this lesson, the student/candidate will learn the appropriate airport procedures, including the shape of the traffic pattern. The student will learn the airport markings, and procedures for avoiding runway incursions. Candidates for the Practical test will be expected to know about Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) procedures at controlled airports.
When complete, the student will understand the role and function of the pattern, and most importantly the complete flexibility of the pattern. The student will also understand that the pattern is not the goal, getting the aircraft on the ground is the goal. The student will be able to explain:
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