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III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations 19 Task B. Traffic Patterns References 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with traffic patterns. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.III.B.K1 Towered and non-towered airport operations. CA.III.B.K2 Runway selection for the current conditions. CA.III.B.K3 Right-of-way rules. CA.III.B.K4 Use of automated weather and airport information. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.III.B.R1 Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires. CA.III.B.R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. CA.III.B.R3 Wake turbulence and/or wind shear. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.III.B.S1 Properly identify and interpret airport/seaplane base runways, taxiways, markings, signs, and lighting. CA.III.B.S2 Comply with recommended traffic pattern procedures. CA.III.B.S3 Correct for wind drift to maintain the proper ground track. CA.III.B.S4 Maintain orientation with the runway/landing area in use. CA.III.B.S5 Maintain traffic pattern altitude, ±100 feet, and the appropriate airspeed, ±10 knots. CA.III.B.S6 Maintain situational awareness and proper spacing from other aircraft in the traffic pattern.

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