base leg

base leg

The flight path extending from the end of the downwind leg to the extended centerline of the approach end of the landing runway (or landing path). See base (ii).
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6.) This diverges from the explanation in the in the Pilot/Controller Glossary, which states the "components of a typical traffic pattern are upwind leg, crosswind leg, downwind leg, base leg, and final approach"--implying an upwind leg is synonymous with a departure leg.
The pilot diverted to a nearby airport and, while on an extended base leg at about 2000 feet msl, the pilot experienced another "jolt" and observed sparks emanating from the engine cowling area.
The pilot of the short haul ATR72 turbo prop said he was on the base leg of an approach to Edinburgh airport when the first officer saw a drone ahead of them.
UK Airprox board has reported pilots on an Airbus A320 aircraft descending on its base leg over central London in preparation for its approach to Heathrow sighted a black drone, the board said.
As we turned from a right base leg to final over the Camarillo Airport, we got a traffic call from the controller.
Thinking that the pilot was just another instructor, he turned inside of him on the base leg so that he could not land either.
The base leg openings of reach trucks can vary from 33 to 53 inches and each base leg width can be as narrow as 3.5 inches to as wide as 5.5 inches.
I finally broke out of the flight (as I should have done earlier) and told the tower I was proceeding to a base leg to land--note, I didn't ask tower, I told them.
The first bore was made from the top of the long leg of the ell to the intersection with the base leg. When the drill stem reached each sight/relief hole, the bore was stopped until the depth and alignment of the drill tip could be precisely determined by direct measurements.
Either of these techniques will allow for a more direct leg lift to balance without any swing around the base leg.
"At 1355 hours the airborne force turned east on the base leg approach to the drop areas.
Over." Me (little voice) "106 Roger." Then give it the soup and really run up the power--We takeoff on runway at 500 make level turn, climb to 600, turn on to downwind leg, then while turning on base leg call tower again--"FF81 from 106 turning on base leg--requests landing instruction over." Tower: "106.

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