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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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For convenience, I don't want to miss my present approach and go all the way to the published missed approach holding fix at YECUG.
There are four common occasions when you might fly a full hold: at some en route fix to hold for congested traffic ahead, on an approach due to preceding traffic or your own need to further prepare, at a missed approach holding fix before rejoining the en route structure, and on departures to climb to a safe altitude.
If cleared for the approach prior to returning to the holding fix and the aircraft is at the prescribed altitude, additional circuits of the holding pattern are not necessary nor expected by ATC," sayeth the IPH.
The nature of these types of runway closures are such that a "delaying action" hold can happen with very little notice, and may not always be at a published holding fix.
An alternate method introduced last September allows pilots to compute and apply a correction for all legs between the IAF and missed approach holding fix.
The crew requested direct to the high penetration holding fix to run emergency checklists.
If you do that, you'll proceed direct to the holding fix and enter the hold.
The practical test-mandated/real-world recommended method of holding pattern entry is to determine on what heading you will cross the holding fix, then use the 70-degree/180-degree diagram at right to decide whether to make a direct, parallel or teardrop entry into the hold.
Once the IP determined all three gear were down, the two-ship flew to a holding fix and initiated emergency fuel dumping with the gear down.
Some missed approaches require circling climbs to a holding fix overhead.
Direction To Hold: You need to know which side of the holding fix to use.
175 (j) the regs prohibit flying a procedure turn without ATC permission in three cases: receiving radar vectors to the final approach course, a timed approach from a holding fix, and where it is explicitly prohibited by the notation, "No PT" on the chart.