14. Landing Line. This is the extended runway centerline. It is a line over which the aircraft
should track in the final straightaway and landing.
15. Wind Line. This is an imaginary line parallel to the wind direction extending through the
intended point of landing. It may or may not coincide with the landing line. If the landing line
and wind line do not coincide with each other, a crosswind exists.
16. Departure Interval. You are number one for departure when above 300 feet AGL, flaps
up, and the aircraft upwind has:
Begun his crosswind turn.
Raised his gear to depart.
Conducted a simulated LAPL(P).
In order to depart, you do not have to be number one with interval,
but you must be number one upwind. There is a difference!
Navy Corpus aircraft consult local course rules for departures from
the downwind when applicable.
OUTLYING FIELD ENTRY
1. Description. The outlying field entry (OFE) is a series of uniform procedures by which
aircraft enter the landing pattern.
General. The following procedures are utilized because of the vast number of aircraft
requiring landings. Since numerous (5-10) aircraft may be using the same outlying field (OLF)
simultaneously, it is absolutely necessary that each aircraft conform to the same systematic
pattern and standard operating procedures for safety and efficiency.
Determine the duty runway.
Fly to establish the aircraft at the appropriate initial point. The initial point is a point
over the ground at the appropriate distance from the runway as specified by SOP. At
this point the aircraft shall be:
on extended runway centerline and on runway heading. (Reference the RMI!)
LANDING PROCEDURES 7-3