Gliders on 25, Airplanes on 14

25n14

Airplane Pattern in Green, Glider Pattern in Red

NOTE: Image is not to scale.

This case is relatively benign. The only real opportunity for conflict is between airplanes departing from 14 and gliders landing on 25.

There are two good defenses here. First, before departure, it should be fairly easy to spot the aircraft in question and then see and avoid. Second, be sure to announce your position and ask the airplane to hold their position (if necessary).

The most significant risk comes from a landing airplane that needs to go around as you may have a harder time picking them up and they do not have the option of waiting. Pay close attention to the location of landing traffic.

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