T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
2. The DRAFT Report can be given to the approach controller
prior to commencing an approach if the weather is approaching
minimums and there is a strong likelihood that a missed approach
to your alternate may occur. At a minimum, the DRAFT should be
reviewed in the Descent Checklist with the IP.
Perform the holding brief when the following conditions are met:
Descent Checklist complete.
Proceeding direct to the holding fix.
Received a clearance to hold.
Not earlier than 3 minutes prior to the holding fix, direct the IP to slow to holding speed of 150
"Slow to 150 KIAS."
Be sure to review holding procedures in Chapter Four prior to flight. The holding brief is a
description of the holding pattern.
Type of entry and initial heading.
Direction of turns.
Leg lengths (time or distance).
The following is an example of a typical holding brief at Mobile Regional VOR-A.
"Holding brief. We will be holding at SEMMES, on the 285 radial. It will be a left turn for a
outbound parallel entry heading 285, right hand turns, one minute legs."
Approach brief is a description of the type of approach to be flown. If holding is required, the
brief shall be initiated once established in holding. If holding is not required, it shall be initiated
after the Descent Checklist is completed. In the absence of an approach clearance, an expected
approach brief may be given. If ATC assigns a different approach other than expected, a new
approach brief shall be given.
6-12 STUDENT SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHT PROCEDURES