Gliders on 7, Airplanes on 7


Airplane Pattern in Green, Glider Pattern in Red

NOTE: Image is not to scale.

This case provides good separation and visibility between airplane and glider traffic for both launch and landing. The main opportunity for conflict would be simultaneous operations due to the close proximity between the landing surfaces.  For glider launch, please keep in mind the possibility of a rope break and turnback so think about ‘soon to exist’ traffic as well as current.

On landing, the glider glide-path should be well above the airplane’s glidepath., so the best approach is to attempt to time your arrival to provide as much separation as possible with the airplane.

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