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
That clears it. Thanks.
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.
Yes, you have to add 1500 ft to the airport elevation. Otherwise at KDEN you would be at -5000 ft! ;)
What app is that ?
This is actually possible right now using the underworld glitch.
It’s ForeFlight. :)
Thanks @CptNathanHope !
Common Pattern Altitudes (AGL):
Helicopters: 800 FT AGL
Light planes: 1000ft AGL
Turboprops and Jets:1500 AGL