holding fix


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holding fix

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Typical holding procedure at DME fix.
A specified fix identifiable to a pilot by NAVAID (navigational aid) or a visual reference to ground, used as reference point in establishing and maintaining the position of an aircraft while holding.
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Capt Wright was unable to see the runway environment at decision height and executed a go-around and began to climb to the holding fix.
The copilot requested a turn to a local holding fix, and the crew began a slow climb to 11,000 ft MSL.
The crew requested direct to the high penetration holding fix to run emergency checklists.