Gliders on 7, Airplanes on 32


Airplane Pattern in Green, Glider Pattern in Red

NOTE: Image is not to scale.

This case presents an opportunity for nearly head-on conflicts during landing. Consider ensuring that the you are well above the traffic pattern altitude (1200-ft MSL) if you cross the base or final leg of the airplane traffic pattern (point A on the drawing) and well below  when crossing the downwind leg (point B).  Remain extra vigilant.

For glider launch the main concern is not being able to see aircraft on final or getting ready to launch on 32.  The wing runner will need to be watching well before launch time to keep track of potential future conflicts and listening for radio calls to aid in traffic awareness.

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