Right or Left base

Hello when ATC says enter right base does it always need to be 90 degrees cause i was coming in at like an 45 degree angle and atc said enter right base so i wanted to ask

First of all, nice name. Second, no it does not have to be a perfect 90 degrees. A good rule of thumb is that it’s a 90 degree “window,” 45 degrees (blue) on either side of the “perfect base” (yellow). Let me know if that doesn’t make sense.

so if atc says enter base i am not required to make a turn so i can line up w the runway

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Not quite sure I fully understand your question.

ill show you a sc


This is the point where atc told me to enter right base ive drawn my fpl (kinda) what do i do in the situation just keep flying my fpl (what i did) or what should i do else?

Yes, continuing on your flight plan is appropriate in that situation. Them telling you how to enter the pattern is a requirement, so when they see your flight plan, they’ll often just choose whatever best fits the approach which, in this case, is right base.

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Hello! In this scenario, since your FPL does make you enter via right base (or the right base window) you can follow your FPL. In some cases say your FPL goes in a 180 like at RPLL, you would have to disregard your FPL and follow ATC instructions.

Ohh thank you so much

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So just do what atc tells you alright thanks guys

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Yep, ATC instructions always override your planned route of flight, unless they compromise safety.

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Essentially yes. Always prioritize IFATC commands over your FPL

Thanks guys safe travels and a happy early new year

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