- 1 What is the chart supplement?
- 2 What is the difference between a chart supplement and an airport facility directory?
- 3 What is the standard traffic pattern altitude?
- 4 What does VFR stand for?
- 5 How do you check Notams?
- 6 Where is the AFD in Foreflight?
- 7 What is available in an airport facility directory?
- 8 Does ForeFlight have AFD?
- 9 Where is the airport traffic pattern altitude?
- 10 Can you take off on a displaced threshold?
- 11 What is the minimum safe altitude anywhere?
- 12 How do you fly a perfect pattern?
- 13 What is standard traffic pattern?
What is the chart supplement?
Chart Supplements are a listing of data on record with the FAA on all open-to-the-public airports, seaplane bases, heliports, military facilities and selected private use airports specifically requested by the Department of Defense (DOD) for which a DOD instrument approach procedure has been published in the U.S.
What is the difference between a chart supplement and an airport facility directory?
“ Airport / Facility Directory will still refer to the front section of the books where the airports, NAVAIDs, and weather devices are listed. Chart Supplement will refer to the entire volume.”
What is the standard traffic pattern altitude?
The traffic pattern altitude is usually 1,000 feet above the elevation of the airport surface. Upon identifying the proper traffic pattern, the pilot should enter into the traffic pattern at a point well clear of the other airplanes.
What does VFR stand for?
Aircraft flying in the National Airspace System operate under two basic categories of flight: Visual Flight Rules ( VFR ) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
How do you check Notams?
The most obvious place to check NOTAMS is to call 1-800-WX-BRIEF and get a full weather brief.
- The FAA’s main NOTAM site.
- The FAA’s other NOTAM site.
- Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs): Skyvector and Foreflight.
Where is the AFD in Foreflight?
ForeFlight has kept the name “A/FD” and it is able to be found in the Airports tab and then going to the Info tab.
What is available in an airport facility directory?
Chart Supplements or Airport / Facility Directory (AF/D) are a pilot’s manual which contains data on public use and joint use airports, seaplane bases, heliports, VFR airport sketches, NAVAIDs, communications data, weather data sources, airspace, special notices, and operational procedures.
Does ForeFlight have AFD?
The AFD is available to all ForeFlight subscribers and to locate it in the app is as simple as finding a METAR or TAF.
Where is the airport traffic pattern altitude?
To be sure, you can find the traffic pattern altitude for most airports in the A/FD. Once you’re at the right altitude, how should you enter the pattern? By flying at a 45-degree angle to the downwind leg, while aiming for the mid-point of the runway.
Can you take off on a displaced threshold?
Can the displaced threshold be used for takeoff? The part of the runway in front of the displaced threshold must not be used for landing (it can be used from the other direction during roll-out), but it may be used for takeoff: Displaced Threshold.
What is the minimum safe altitude anywhere?
(c) Over other than congested areas – An altitude of 500 feet above the surface except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In that case, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
How do you fly a perfect pattern?
Fly a flawless traffic pattern.
- 1) Make your first radio call 10 miles out.
- 2) Overfly 500-1000 feet above traffic pattern altitude.
- 3) Enter the pattern at 45-degrees to the downwind leg.
- 4) Fly downwind.
- 5) Reduce your power and start descending abeam your aiming point.
- 6) Turn base.
- 7) Turn final.
- 8) Grease your landing.
What is standard traffic pattern?
When aviation literature mentions “the standard traffic pattern “, it’s usually a left-hand counterclockwise pattern; regardless of wind direction, the runway will always be to your left side and you make left turns to follow the pattern through crosswind, downwind and base legs.