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How to give way to glider in circuit?

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Star Alliance created the topic: How to give way to glider in circuit?

Aircraft on downwind leg for landing and you notice a glider coming from left , you notice you are overtaking , what should you do?

A.Maintain heading preparing for collision if glider does not give way.
B.Alter heading to left
C.Alter heading to right
D.(can't remember )

I think we should give way to glider even we have already on circuit.
But how to give way to glider? Could some one help please?
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Carello replied the topic: How to give way to glider in circuit?

Answer: "C" - Alter heading to right.

The longer answer is; it depends:
  • If you can pass well clear, then maintain heading
  • If a collision is imminent, make a right-hand orbit to rejoin downwind after the glider is clear.

Note: Heavier-than-air powered aircraft always give way to gliders. The right-hand rule does not apply.

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Star Alliance replied the topic: How to give way to glider in circuit?

Thanks a lot for your reply! I understand now.
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