Divide the outermost leg length by the length of the holding pattern.
15 ÷ 3 = 5 degrees. This is the correction factor for every radial you are off
For example: You just completed your outbound leg of the nowind orbit at 15 DME.
During your turn onto the holding radial, you determine you are 4º off course. Use the
normal tailradialwind method to determine wind direction.
Apply the wind correction on your correction orbit: 4º error x 5 correction
factor = 20º crab angle into the wind on the outbound leg of the correction
orbit. Remember to use half (10º) the crab angle on the inbound leg.
Figure 629 TACAN Holding Fix
The direction of TACAN holding is relative to the holding fix - NOT the station.
Holding on the wrong side of the DME fix.
Using an insufficient intercept angle to acquire the inbound course.
CLEARANCE FOR AN APPROACH WHILE IN TACAN HOLDING
If established in a PUBLISHED TACAN HOLDING PATTERN and subsequently cleared for
the approach, you may commence the approach from within the holding pattern.
6-48 RADIO INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES