Gliders on 25, Airplanes on 32

25n32

Airplane Pattern in Green, Glider Pattern in Red

NOTE: Image is not to scale.

In this configuration, there are two primary opportunities for conflict.

First, when entering the pattern, you may be overflying the downwind leg for 32. Airplanes on this leg should be at approximately traffic pattern altitude (1200-ft). It is recommended that you plan to be safely above this altitude until you are clear of the airplane downwind.

The second opportunity for conflict is during your base and final turns. Clearly, spacing is important, but it’s also wise to attempt to be above the airplane landing on 32 throughout this maneuver or turn glider base inside of the final leg for 32.

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