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211. CNATRA Bingo Requirements for Helicopters. CNATRA bingo requirements for Helicopters are shown in
Table II-7 below.
TH-57C Bingo Requirements
Distance To Bingo Field (NM)
Total Fuel (GALS)
50 (max for all flights)
Add 10 gals for IFR Operations.
Based on 20 gals upon arrival at bingo Field (NPA).
Fuel requirements may be increased at the discretion of the flight leader if the bingo Field has less
than 3000-3 or adverse head winds exist.
Fuel flow based on 30 gals/hour.
Increase all bingo figures by 10 gals with single fuel boost pump failure.
212. Training Carrier Holding Procedures. During carrier qualifications, mixed types and numbers of aircraft in
proximity to the carrier are not unusual. To provide safe and adequate control, the following procedures are
established for NATRACOM aircraft during carrier qualifications. Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC)
shall issue holding instructions as flights check in with Marshal. Altitude assignments shall be made according to
recovery order (event number) and shall be made in sufficient time to allow aircraft to be at their assigned altitudes
10 miles prior to pattern entry.
Case I Holding Procedures
a. Jets. "Port Holding Pattern" (Case I overhead jet holding pattern) is a left hand, 5 mile diameter pattern
tangent to the ship's Base Recovery Course (BRC), with the ship in the three o'clock position of the holding pattern.
Altitude is assigned by CATCC or Air Officer.
b. Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD)/Vertical Onboard Delivery (VOD)/Helicopters. "Starboard Holding
Pattern" is a right hand race track pattern between 045 degrees and 135 degrees relative for props and 045 degrees
and 110 degrees relative for helicopters; COD altitude 500 feet and VOD/helicopters altitude is 300 feet or below.
214. Case II Holding Procedures
a. Jet and Turboprop Aircraft
(1) The primary Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) marshal fix is the 180 degree radial relative to the
final bearing a distance of 1 mile for every 1000 feet of altitude plus 15 miles (angels + 15), base altitude shall be
assigned by Marshal; in no case shall the base altitude be lower than 6000 feet.