VFR - How to determine traffic pattern?

Example, US airport “23N” (Bayport). On skyvector, it says “Traffic Pattern: Right” and on the chart itself is displayed “RP 18” to indicate Right Pattern for rwy 18.

But in Navigraph, I can’t find any such information. There’s no chart for this airport, but also no indication on the chart about the traffic pattern.

23N is very small, so I also checked out “KPSF” (Pittsfield) which skyvector has with “RP 26, 32” (rwy 08 and 14 are left pattern), but also here I couldn’t find any pattern direction on Navigraph VFR map or the Jeppesen charts.

Am I looking the wrong place, or is this information not availalbe (yet?)?

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I have been wondering this myself. The traffic patterns are not showing at all. I even filtered everything but the patterns icon and the VFR map becomes blank.


We’re investigating this. We don’t seem to have this data in our current sources but there seems to be ways to fetch this from the FAA. But when we do, I still think it will appear as textual information on the airport, similar to how the FAA sectionals present it (“RP 26, 32”), and not visually drawn. Or do any of you have other chart examples where these patterns are visually drawn?



I’m not aware of any other way they are drawn, maybe someone else will chime in :slight_smile:

Usually in the US, as far as I’ve been told, traffic patterns are left hand by default. Only if they are right patterns, it is drawn on the chart as “RP 26, 32” etc. And that would be fine as well, if I knew that information existed on the Navigraph VFR charts.

@stephen what is this setting for in the filters section? See photo…

The Jeppesen data contain visual representations of traffic patterns, but mainly in Europe. For example here, west of EGLL:


@stephen Ok so it only works in Europe. Thanks!

Came looking for this as well.

While not used on charts, the segmented circle is a visual representation of traffic pattern direction: How to Interpret Segmented Circles - Gleim Aviation

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I’m also looking for this information. Also, it would be great to get the preferred calm wind runways from the FAA text. I don’t seem to be able to find that either.