14. Traffic Patterns
Little Navmap can display an airport traffic patterns for guidance on the map.
Right click at the center of an airport symbol in the map, flight plan table or airport search result table and select Add Traffic Pattern.
This will show a dialog where you can select a runway and customize the pattern.
The display of traffic patterns is automatically enabled in menu
User Features ->
Traffic Patterns after using this function.
Little Navmap shows a tooltip with information about the traffic pattern when hovering the mouse above the hotspot (white filled circle) at runway threshold.
Traffic patterns can be removed by either selecting
Remove all Traffic Patterns,
File -> Reset all for a new Flight or by right click on
the hotspot (circle) at the runway threshold.
14.1. Create Traffic Pattern
Dialog input and selection fields:
Dialog header: Shows airport name and its ICAO ident as well as field elevation.
Runways: List of available runways for the airport. Shows runway name, length, width, magnetic heading, surface and attributes like lighting status or approach types.
Turn direction: Select to choose between left or right turn pattern. This is automatically updated when selecting a runway from FSX or P3D.
Base 45° after threshold: Calculates the final leg length automatically when checked.
Base leg to runway threshold: Length of the final leg. Measured from turn to final to the runway threshold.
Downwind to runway: Parallel distance from downwind leg to runway.
Pattern altitude: Pattern altitude above airport elevation. This is automatically updated when selecting a runway from FSX or P3D.
Entry and exit indicators: Shows dashed lines and arrows giving hints for entry and exit points.
Line Color: Color of the pattern lines and labels. Can be different for each traffic pattern.
A click on
OK or a double click into the list
Runways closes the
dialog and creates the traffic pattern.
See Airport Traffic Pattern in the map legend for details about the displayed numbers in the pattern.