OLF Pattern Procedures:
Complete the Before Landing Checklist (if not already completed).
Once established in the pattern, using greater than 30° AOB is not
recommended. Do not exceed 45º AOB.
Abeam the intended point of landing (ABEAM position), begin the 4Ts:
TRANSITION: Reduce power to 15% and lower flaps to desired position.
Unless otherwise specified by the IP, select flaps to the takeoff
TRIM: Trim for deceleration and flap deployment.
Airspeeds in the approach turn for no-flap, takeoff, and landing
flaps are 120/115/110 KIAS, respectively. Speeds on final will be
110/105/100 KIAS. Never fly slower than the AOA on-speed
indication (amber donut) in the pattern. While operating at or near
maximum allowable gross weight, the AOA on-speed indication
may in rare instances be faster than the defined pattern speeds.
At the 180° position,
TURN: On airspeed, initiate descending turn, utilizing AOB as required to fly to the 90°
position. Pitch attitude should be approximately 2/3 ground and 1/3 sky.
TALK: "Call Sign, 180, gear down and locked."
Pattern interval will be established in the break or crosswind turn.
Do not delay the 180° or vary the approach turn ground track. If
aircraft spacing is insufficient, waveoff from the final turn.
Fly to the 90° position, perpendicular to the runway and on airspeed. The altitude at the
90° is 400 feet AGL (or 1/2 the pattern altitude in feet AGL). Report over the ICS, "Gear down,
flaps ___, checklist complete."
LANDING PATTERN 6-7