NOTE: Upon reaching the holding fix, your turn to parallel will provide lateral displacement
of your aircraft from the holding radial.
Crosswind components may cause you to modify the headings in these entry procedures to
maintain the integrity of your holding patterns. If a crosswind component causes you to drift
away from the holding radial, you must compensate for it or you might drift out of protected
airspace. Protected airspace is the area around a holding fix that air traffic controllers will
keep clear of non-holding traffic. It is a completely arbitrary area. Its size will depend on the
nature of the holding fix, type of approach and airport procedures.
NO DEPICTED PATTERN
There are three types of entry procedures used to enter holding. The type entry is
predicated on the reciprocal of the course you would fly while holding inbound to the holding
fix. In most cases the reciprocal will be the same as the holding radial. There will be certain
cases where the reciprocal will fall on, or very close to, a sector boundary. If the reciprocal is
within 5° of a boundary, the entry procedure for either sector will be acceptable.