Let’s say I’m approaching runway 18R at EHAM. But I announce a go around and the tower tells to make right traffic. Should I enter right base, or right downwind. Or just go straight and wait for tower to help me further?
Right down wind ?
Fly the upwind leg and join right traffic aka right crosswind\ downwind\ base\ final.
If you receive a go around, make right traffic command, you are essentially re-entering the pattern (right crosswind, right downwind, right base, then back on final). The same deal goes for left traffic.
Normally you have to flight straight out until reach pattern altitude (3000 for. Jet?) before entering down wind etc.
Its 1,500ft for a jet.
1,000ft for props
If you go around, sidestep the runway and fly upwind until pattern altitude, then turn crosswind and downwind and rejoin the normal pattern.
Whoa whoa whoa 3,000 that’s twice as high as you should be.
From what I hear in real ATC transmissions, the clearance is usually given to climb and maintain 3,000ft. 1500ft seems a bit low.
I thought it was 3,000…
3000 ft sounds a good altitude.
for what airport? ATC will tell you to climb to a certain height MSL not AGL, and only a radar controller will assign you an altitude a tower controller won’t. TPA is 1,000 AGL for light aircraft. 1,500 AGL for heavy aircraft. Visual traffic patterns are flown at a maximum of 5 miles from the airfield hope that helps
Can someone clarify this for me please, I’ve been wondering about this specifically but I forget to ask. For the go around do you fly straight above the runway on runway heading or do you side step to the upwind leg?
There used to be a screen where you could see an airspace’s pattern altitudes, I think they took that screen away a while back if I’m not mistaken. Is IF pretty consistent with the 1,000/1,500 rule?
Pattern altitudes in IF are as @AdamCallow said.
Pattern altitudes usually range between 1000ft agl to 2000ft agl IRL.
If you turn a 3 mile base, you don’t want to be at 3k trying to defamed when you consider you should intercept the localizer around 10 mile final at 3k…
There was never traffic pattern information in app airspace altitudes but not pattern.
Sidestep to the upwind leg.
If you are given a go around due to an aircraft on the runway, offset.
If you go around in your own due to low ceilings, wind or whatever reason, fly runway heading
Thank you, I’ve definitely done some incorrect go arounds. I usually begin ascent and break off to the left or right immediately after the command. Also thank you @Brandon_Sandstrom