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  • #69197
    Ed
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    Is the official Pattern Altitude stored anywhere for each airport?

    I see the Pressure and Density Altitudes in DroidEFB but my CFI had the official Pattern Altitude pulled up on his ForeFlight iPad.

    #69200
    L J Donelson
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    Garmin Pilot also shows Pattern Altitude.

    It comes from – https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim_html/chap4_section_3.html
    4-3-3 Traffic Patterns, info comes from Chart Supplement. The default is 1,000′ AGL for propeller-driven aircraft.

    Some airports do not follow this “guideline”.

    I would like to see this info pulled from the Supplement and added.

    #69204
    SSAg
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    I fly out of KLXT regularly. The pattern altitude is 800′ AGL, rather than the typical 1000’AGL. This is listed in the Chart Supplement. If you look up the airport info in DroidEFB, the remarks section has the statement “TPA ACFT UNDER 6000′ LBS 800 FT AGL’. This is the note from the supplement. Looks to be the case for several other airports I’ve checked as long as the TPA is referenced in the Remarks of the Chart Supplement entry for the airport. If it’s listed in the info line as TPA-XXXX(XXX) then I can’t find a note about it in DroidEFB other than reviewing the actual Chart Supplement document, which we should be doing anyway.

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