airfield traffic


Related to airfield traffic: airport traffic area

airfield traffic

All traffic on the maneuvering area of an airfield and all aircraft flying in the vicinity of an airfield.
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We trust that the mechanics are good, the plane design is sound; the wings aren't fractured; the hydraulics aren't leaky; the fuel is sufficient; the crew properly trained; the pilots properly certified; the communications are clear; the airfield traffic is properly directed; the air traffic control (ATC) systems are in place; the guy sitting at the ATC screen has not spilt a coffee over his keyboard as we have so carelessly done; and that the co-ordinated dance of a thousand and one people and a million and one things actually come together to make the flight happen.
I made a benign input that only resulted in a 100-fpm climb, so the aircraft commander took the controls and proceeded to do a full lap in the airfield traffic pattern.
Prior to the earthquake, daily airfield traffic volume amounted to about 30 movements (a movement equals one landing or takeoff).