approach pattern

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Noun1.approach pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airportapproach pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
approach path, glide path, glide slope, approach - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
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Bishop does provide technical details, where necessary, regarding such things as learning to fly the precise approach pattern required during initial "dances with the Lady," fitting the flying suit necessary to survive at the extreme altitudes at which the U-2 operates, the detailed mission planning needed to enable acquisition of required information, and mission preparation.
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You'll get vectored to the facility's practice approach pattern, or on your way if you're combining the opportunity into a cross-country.
Typically, commercial aircraft follow a series of stair-step descents and a lengthy approach pattern before landing.