How to enter pattern when cleared to 'enter right base'?

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How to enter pattern when cleared to 'enter right base'?

Postby toby23 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:46 am

I am cleared to 'Enter right base, cleared to land'.

Q. How do I enter the pattern?

A. At a 45 degree to right base
B. Straight in on base heading
C. Join the downwind at 45 degrees for right base?

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Re: How to enter pattern when cleared to 'enter right base'?

Postby Medtner » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:41 am

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Re: How to enter pattern when cleared to 'enter right base'?

Postby toby23 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:57 am

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Re: How to enter pattern when cleared to 'enter right base'?

Postby Keith Smith » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 pm

Toby, think about the words the controller is using. "Enter [the pattern on a ] right base, runway xx cleared to land."

Only option B achieves the goal. The pattern entry is typically given based on your current position. If they're telling you enter on a base, it's because that's likely the most efficient way to enter the pattern from where you are.

Hope this helps.
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