If two aircrafts are flying one after the other in a line, are too close together when flying downwind can the other aircraft do a 360 degree turn to increase seperation when ATC isn’t present?

Sure. A better strategy might be to wait for the aircraft ahead to turn base, so you can take a longer downwind and then follow them.

Or simply adjust speed to follow the aircraft ahead.

Hey there!

Yes, if there is no ATC at the airport at all, the 2nd aircraft in line may do a 360 to increase the separation. If only Tower is present, then Tower would instruct you to make a left/right 360 if needed. If Approach/Center is present, they may give you instructions (speed corrections or vectors) to increase separation.

Or, you may extend your downwind/adjust your speed, as Sooraj suggested above.


Ah got it. Thank you so much :D

Ha! There is no separation in Infinite flight! 😇

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honestly, this has happened to me a few times and I just try to get out of the other aircraft way. i normally don’t do 360s unless in in front of if atc instructs me to usually I just slow down

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