The standard overhead join is a common method of joining an aerodrome circuit in the UK. It often causes confusion, and isn’t universally loved. In my latest video I attempt to demonstrate how it is flown.
This is an approach to land at Earls Colne aerodrome, which has a very narrow (10m) wide tarmac runway. With the crosswind component at 13 knots, this concerned me a little, but the landing was very smooth.
For a written/graphical guide to this approach, look up the CAA’s excellent ‘Skyway Code’ document, which has a section on aerodrome joining methods.
Video: How to fly the Standard Overhead Join