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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This replaced "stacking" airplanes over a holding fix and shuffling them off the bottom of the holding deck one at a time to fly the approach.
I could keep this up all day and the box just keeps adding the next approach after the previous approach's missed approach holding fix.
The crew requested direct to the high penetration holding fix to run emergency checklists.
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.
Tenders are invited for Holding Fix. For Crankshaft With Crank Case,Drg.
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.
A pilot may compute a single correction altitude that applies to all segments between the initial approach fix and the missed approach holding fix.
A procedure turn or other course reversal is not to be executed when we're not being vectored to join the FAC, when the symbol "No PT" is depicted on the initial segment being flown or when conducting a timed approach from a holding fix. And when was the last time you conducted a timed approach from a holding fix?
If you do that, you'll proceed direct to the holding fix and enter the hold.
Then, we'll arrive at a holding fix and begin flying the familiar racetrack pattern until cleared to an alternate airport or to fly the same or another approach.