FastEddieB wrote:Also not keen.
I fly a tight pattern, so my base is very brief. Still, I think if it as "the pause that refreshes" - a chance to roll wings level, see what effect any crosswind might have had, go to landing flaps (optional) and check the final approach path for traffic one more time.
I'd hate to give that up for some as yet undocumented benefit.
Agreed, I do the same. My base is usually less than 30 seconds, and often less than 15 seconds. But it's there. If you go into a big fly-in like Oshkosh and start trying to "cheat" the pattern, people *will* get very upset.