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traffic pattern

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(Aeronautics) a pattern of permitted lanes in the air around an airport to which an aircraft is restricted

traffic pattern

The traffic flow that is prescribed for aircraft landing at, taxiing on, and taking off from an airport. The usual components of a traffic pattern are upwind leg, crosswind leg, downwind leg, base leg, and final approach.
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Noun1.traffic pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airporttraffic 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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The rules for traffic patterns are for VFR traffic and don't apply to you under IFR, right?
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