MARSHAL PATTERN ENTRY AND HOLDING (CASE II)
The Case II marshal holding pattern is a normal non-standard holding pattern located at the Case II
marshal fix. Use a normal entry procedure for a non-standard holding pattern that you learned in RI. Use
normal holding configuration in the marshal pattern. Strive to establish a one-minute leg inbound to the fix
at 230 KIAS (Figure 18).
MARSHAL PATTERN RECOVERY TO SHIPS PATTERN (CASE II)
Once cleared to the ships pattern, at the fix inbound to the ship, commence a 250 KIAS descent at 4,000-
6,000 ft/min. Maintain this descent to Platform Altitude 5,000 ft. At that point slow the rate of descent to
a rate not to exceed the minute-to-live rule. Continue the descent until at approximately 1,200 ft AGL and
10 nm. At this time slow the rate of descent
further to arrive at 800 ft and 250-300 KIAS to the
break. At the break resume normal carrier
CARRIER PATTERN ENTRY
The flight will arrive at a 3-nm initial astern of the
ship and parallel to the ships BRC (Figure 19).
At this point, the flight should be wings level at
800 ft and between 250 and 300 KIAS.
The flight leader will advise the tower of the
ALT (ANGELS) + 15 = HOLDING FIX DISTANCE
flights position by communicating, Flight of
10,000 ft. MSL + 15 = 25 nm
(number), initial. Maintain 800 ft AGL and fly just
outboard the starboard side of the ship. A
common problem during pattern entry is that
Dash Two flies too tight a parade position for
Dash Three to match.
NOTE: Exterior lights, to include position,
collision, and strobe lights, will be extinguished
prior to entering the break.
If the pattern is full, tower may instruct the flight to
spin. At the bow, the flight lead begins a climbing
left turn to an altitude of 1,200 ft AGL using a max
NOTE: Below platform, rate of descent
30 degrees AOB. Remain within 3 DME of the
should not exceed altitude.
ship at 250-300 KIAS. Caution must be exer-
cised reentering the initial to avoid additional
Platform 5,000 ft
flights entering the break.
1,200 ft / 10 nm
Figure 18: CASE II MARSHAL HOLDING & RECOVERY