downwind leg

downwind leg

A flight path in the traffic pattern parallel to the landing runway in the direction opposite to landing. See downwind (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.
Due to traffic on final to Runway 27, they extended their downwind leg. While on final approach about to land, they felt a big explosion then came to rest in the grass adjacent to the runway.
"At the beginning of the downwind leg our rudder popped off but luckily we were able to get it back in quickly.
Caption: Left: SWEET SPOT Kite set nicely, Tevake II sets an impressive pace on a downwind leg at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week.
Passing the 180-degree position on the downwind leg, just as the H2P started the turn toward final, the helicopter aircraft commander (HAC) realized they hadn't secured the anti-collision lights, the normal procedure once the aircraft entered the pattern.
On the downwind leg, at 450 feet, we were in and out of the clouds.
On our first day out, one of our AFs splashed down on the downwind leg in the landing pattern.
The western downwind leg of this huge turning wheel brought in some moisture in the middle layers from the north west.
A close race continued into a side-by-side turn around the final mark onto the last downwind leg.
Xu, however, quickly passed her on the downwind leg, as did Bouwmeester, and the positions behind the Chinese leader fluctuated until Murphy grabbed the bronze medal spot at the turn of the final mark.
In an attempt to keep the boat as light as possible during this downwind leg, Walker ordered only 14 days of food to be taken on board.
However, the bulk of the points are won on the open water and the team is hoping the traditionally downwind leg will play to the strengths of the boat and revitalise their campaign.