III. Airport Operations
B. Traffic Patterns
References 14 CFR §91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25B; AIM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with traffic patterns
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 Towered and nontowered airport operations  
K2 Runway selection for the current conditions  
K3 Right of way rules  
K4 Use of automated weather and airport information  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Collision hazards to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, wires  
R2 Failure to recognize and declare an emergency  
R3 Confirmation or expectation bias  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 select appropriate frequencies  
S2 Transmit using phraseology and procedures as specified in the AIM  
S3 Acknowledge radio communications and comply with instructions