Author Topic: ready to taxi right closed???  (Read 3695 times)

Offline kaycekwon

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ready to taxi right closed???
« on: March 23, 2014, 03:47:57 AM »
I was listening to a atc conversation and the pilot said this

I have no idea what "Right Closed" mean?

can anyone help me?



Offline jvnanu

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Re: ready to taxi right closed???
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 10:29:31 AM »
Did the pilot say anything after that?

Offline Brad G.

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Re: ready to taxi right closed???
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 11:54:26 AM »
I'm guessing he was asking taxi to the active runway for pattern work ("right closed traffic").

Offline martyj19

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Re: ready to taxi right closed???
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 12:19:51 PM »
As swa4678 says, "closed traffic" means staying in the traffic pattern to practice landings.  The "right" refers to the direction of turns while flying the pattern.  The tower will say for example "make left traffic" when clearing you.  When based at a given airport you will know how it is usually done.  In some countries the terminology is "circuit" rather than "traffic pattern".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airfield_traffic_pattern
« Last Edit: March 23, 2014, 12:22:00 PM by martyj19 »