extend downwind

extend downwind

When transmitted on radio by ATC (air traffic control) means that the pilot should fly for a longer than normal period on downwind. This is to ensure adequate separation between the aircraft ahead of the one being instructed to.
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As the 4-ship continued on the ILS (also on tower frequency), the tower controller instructed the 2-ship to extend downwind and turn final after the 4th F-16 on the straight-in.
At the 180 position, I again told my student to extend downwind a bit, because I still was uncertain what the helo pilot was going to do on the runway.
I came back to him on tactical and asked him to extend downwind, because I was set up perfectly on final.