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Typical procedure on an ILS outer marker.
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Typical procedure at intersection of VOR radials.
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Typical procedure at DME Fix.
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Standard pattern.
A predetermined maneuver which keeps the aircraft within a specified airspace while awaiting further clearances (ICAO). It is generally a racetrack-type pattern in which all turns may be left or right hand. This is indicated in standard arrival route charts. Holding patterns normally are based around a fix or a navigational aid. Also called a holding pattern.
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The bus will leave the bus stop when both the boarding procedure and holding procedure are over.
The external stressors (i.e., air exposure, increased temperature, etc.) were those derived from simulated transport and holding procedures during a simulated biomedical bleeding process.
Holding Procedures Reference (2) 14 CFR 91, FAA 8083-14, FAA 8083-2 Objective (3) To determine that applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, skills, and risk management associated with holding procedures.
Holding procedures are required for every experience method of maintaining currency and for an instrument proficiency check.
Just fly and log in actual or simulated conditions six instrument approaches, "holding procedures and tasks" and "intercepting and tracking" electronic courses within the preceding six months, and you're golden.
AIM 5-3-7 (j) 5 says, "DME/GPS holding is subject to the same entry and holding procedures except that distances (nautical miles) are used in lieu of time values." By the book, that's a seven-mile teardrop, parallel or whatever to get established.
Right now, everyone knows that you must conduct the following within the previous six calendar months of the day of your IFR flight: six instrument approaches, holding procedures, and intercepting and tracking using navigation systems.