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April 7, 2011

Flying Circuit Pattern With Cessna 172

1. Pengertian Circuit (Traffic) Pattern

Circuit (Traffic) Pattern adalah pola standar diikuti oleh pesawat ketika lepas landas atau pendaratan, dengan tetap menjaga kontak visual dengan lapangan terbang. Circuit Pattern biasanya dioperasikan di bandara-bandara kecil atau bandar udara militer. Umumnya bandara besar menghindari sistem ini, kecuali untuk penerbangan komersial yang gagal mendarat ( Go Around).
Di bandara yang terdapat menara kontrol (Tower), akan menginstruksikan bagaimana dan di mana pesawat memasuki traffic pattern. Sebagai contoh, pesawat mungkin akan diinstruksikan, “PK-ARD, clear join right downwind runway 10, report downwind.”

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April 4, 2011

Cessna 172

 

Operational History

On December 4, 1958 Robert Timm and John Cook took off from McCarran Airfield, Las Vegas, NV in N9172B. Sixty-four days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds later, they landed back at McCarran Airfield on February 4, 1959. The flight was part of a fund raising effort for the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund. Food and water were transferred by matching speeds with a chase car on a straight stretch of road in the desert, and hoisting the supplies aboard with a rope and bucket. Fuel was taken on by hoisting a hose from a fuel truck up to the aircraft, filling an auxiliary belly tank installed for the flight, pumping that fuel into the aircraft’s regular tanks, and then filling the belly tank again. The drivers steered while a second person matched speeds with the aircraft with his foot on the vehicle’s accelerator pedal.

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