Figure 3-5 Holding Fix
Example: "Rocket 205, cleared direct to the Navy Oceana TACAN 120° radial at
29 DME, hold Southeast on the 120° radial, 10 mile legs, left turns. Maintain FL 190. Expected
further clearance 2120Z."
In this example, four holding patterns can be drawn at the assigned radial/DME fix as shown in
The student can determine the correct pattern by the process of elimination:
Because the instructions state, "hold southeast", the two patterns to the Northwest may be
eliminated. This leaves us with two pattern possibilities as illustrated in Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-6 Remaining Holding Fixes