If an aircraft is assigned a direction of holding (i.e., NW or SE, etc.) as OF42 was, the
direction of holding is in relation to the holding fix. (Figure 6)
Since the 260°R is in the SW quadrant, you can only hold SW or NE of the fix (See Figure 5).
Assigned Holding Radial
Possible Holding Directions
NE or SW
NW or SE
E or W
SE or NW
Therefore, since you were told to hold SW, your possible holding patterns are limited to the
two on the southwest portion of the 260 radial (Figure 7, 8).