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VACATING THE CIRCUIT

AIM:

To vacate the circuit at either an uncontrolled or controlled aerodrome, in accordance with the various applicable procedures.

CONSIDERATIONS:

1.  Layout of the Aerodrome Traffic Circuit

2.  Vacating the Circuit

Uncontrolled Aerodromes

  • From any of the circuit legs or overhead
  • or maintain runway centreline to 1500 ft AGL

Controlled Aerodromes

  • Can be done from any leg.
  • Always need ATC approval.
  • A clearance to turn in the opposite direction to the published circuit may be given by ATC, or requested by the pilot. 
  • If a non-standard clearance is required, keep a good lookout and request it before takeoff.
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