(Refer to FAA-CT-8080-2G, Figure 26, area 2.) While monitoring the Cooperstown CTAF you hear an aircraft announce that they are midfield left downwind to RWY 13. Where would the aircraft be relative to the runway?
A) The aircraft is East.
B) The aircraft is South.
C) The aircraft is West.
The answer to this question is A.
You don’t need to reference the chart to answer this question. It’s a red herring and meant to throw you off!
Runway 13 is positioned toward 130
In a normal left-hand traffic pattern, aircraft move in a counterclockwise pattern around the airport. So, when the aircraft turns ‘left,’ it is from the pilot’s perspective, not from your perspective.
If a plane is