Chapter7 Chapter 7 - Airport Traffic Patterns and Operations
This chapter explains the methods used for safely adjusting the flow of air traffic at and near airports, and discusses the major traffic services and landing approach aids that are available to the pilot at the busier terminal areas. 

Just as roads and streets are needed in order to utilize automobiles, airports, or airstrips are needed to utilize airplanes. Every flight begins and ends at an airport or other suitable landing field. For that reason, it is essential that the pilot learn the traffic rules, traffic control procedures, traffic advisory services, and traffic pattern layouts that may be in use at various airports.