What is the difference between "closed traffic" vs "stay in the pattern" request?

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  • What is the difference between "closed traffic" vs "stay in the pattern" request? barmatat

    My instructor made "request right closed traffic..." call before practicing series of landings. Just wondering, what is the difference with "stay in the pattern..." request and which one and when I have to use? Thanks.

  • Actually, "stay in the pattern" is non-standard phraseology and shouldn't be used, even though it means the same thing as "closed traffic".

    Specifying the direction isn't required but it is a good idea to ensure that everybody is thinking the same thing.

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