Pattern altitude for jets question

I read the pattern altitude for jets is of 1500ft above the airfield. If the airport has an elevation of 400ft, do I add 1500ft to it? So as to be at the required altitude.

I would assume so. To my knowledge, when flying in the pattern, you need to be 800-3000 ft above the airport’s altitude

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That clears it. Thanks.

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Yes 1,500ft typically for jets/heavy’s and 1,000 ft for props and fighters. So if your airport elevation was. 400’ MSL you would be at 1,900’ MSL for a jet and 1,400’ MSL in a prop or fighter. Some airports however have a set pattern altitude which is the same for both. When in doubt look up the airport information and it will list pattern alludes and some times traffic direction.

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Yes, you have to add 1500 ft to the airport elevation. Otherwise at KDEN you would be at -5000 ft! ;)

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What app is that ?

This is actually possible right now using the underworld glitch.

It’s ForeFlight. :)

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Thanks @CptNathanHope !

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Common Pattern Altitudes (AGL):

Helicopters: 800 FT AGL
Light planes: 1000ft AGL
Turboprops and Jets:1500 AGL

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