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Traffic pattern B737

Old 12th Sep 2018, 19:05
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Traffic pattern B737

Dear friends,

I would really appreciate it if someone can give me specific details about how to perform traffic pattern with the B737 with timing and speed and landing configurations.

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Old 13th Sep 2018, 15:17
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1500ft abeam threshold. Flap 5, 170/180 kts. Start stopwatch.
45 seconds, gear down flap 15, 150/160kts.
Turn in, start shallow descent.
When visual with runway and on correct profile, landing flap, Vapp.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 12:46
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<div style="text-align:left;">Fctm.<br /><br /></div>
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:58
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First I hear of a stopwatch being used for pattern flying.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 11:17
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First I hear of a stopwatch being used for pattern flying.
Agree. Nothing in the 737 FCTM about stop watches and timing. The original pattern depicted in the Boeing 737-200 FCTM had the speed at 170 knots joining downwind (Flap 5 maneuver speed for weight).
Circuit width 1.5 nm. Abeam the landing threshold gear lever down, Flap 15, speed 150 knots and landing checklist down to flaps. About 3 miles later, turn base (which coincidently was about 45 seconds) and select flaps 25 speed 140 knots. Descend when required. Turning final select landing flaps and speed Vref + 5 nil wind. Complete the Landing checklist. With an EFIS 737, if runway had an ILS, turn on the standby ILS selector which would give you glide slope guidance on early base leg before it appears on the PFD. Useful in the simulator where visual display limited over the shoulder.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 18:33
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First I hear of a stopwatch being used for pattern flying.
When I did my B737 type rating just shy of 15 years ago we used timing from abeam the threshold to the end of downwind. I am now a TRI(a) and still use the same method, it worked then, it still works now.
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