Re: Home Plate

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Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) (Member since 10/17/2000) on April 03, 2022 at 9:02:23 PST:

All airports with significant traffic have approach charts with the traffic patterns for approach and departure. These charts are known as "approach plates". So, a pilot referring to "the home plate" generally just means the airport where his aircraft is based.

IMO the term "Home Plate" came to be used almost synonymous with Groom because it is such a generic term and sometimes used in Groom radio traffic. Much stealthier to request "return to home plate" than "return to the base that officially has no name and does not really exist". But technically it can also refer to another airport. I believe I have heard it in reference to TTR.

In Reply to: Home Plate posted by Spencer on April 03, 2022 at 2:59:39 PST:


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