Hey! I was wondering when to descend in a pattern with Jets and General Aviation planes.
General aviation aircraft in the pattern stay at 1000ft above airport elevation as jets stay at 1500 above airport elevation. I don’t think there’s any place where your supposed to descend it just probably depends on where you turn base. I linked a handy tutorial below that may go over this.
Also a nice source I found with this information
Oh ok. Thanks!
I would add that in a pattern for any aircraft, we should turn base when the runway is 45° behind on downwind. You can begin the descent at this moment.
Yeah, I’d say that the IF tutorials on Youtube are pretty great. They contain pretty much everything that you need to know to fly.