Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:22 pm #1852361
kanga wrote:ISTR ex-FJ AEF Chipmunk pilots seemed often to call Final when starting a continuous curved descent from the end of downwind Perhaps this was legacy of curved pfl pattern via Key procedures.
Oval circuits are still in use for all military aircraft in the VFR pattern. CAP413 still lists it too.
It was the subject of an AOPA study through the University of North Dakota, listed here by Flyer: https://www.flyer.co.uk/rectangle-or-ov ... is-better/
It was supposed to offer a better solution to loss of control, but I never saw the study conclusion. Anyone got a link?
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