circling minimums

circling minimums

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Circling minimum indicated on approach charts.
circling minimums
The minimum descent altitude (MDA) and visibility required for the circling procedure.
circuit
i. The pattern followed by an aircraft from takeoff to landing. It consists of takeoff; climb straight ahead; turn onto the first crosswind (through 90°); turn onto the downwind—where the track the aircraft is following is parallel to the runway but opposite to the takeoff or landing direction; turn onto the base leg (through 90° to 135°); and final approach terminating in landing. On aircraft carriers, the circuit may be circular. Also referred to as an aerodrome traffic circuit.
ii. A path, consisting of various electrical devices joined by wires, to allow an electrical current to flow continuously through it.