T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
Confirm Expect Further Clearance (EFC) time.
Cleared out of holding.
Although holding may be required enroute, you will be introduced to holding in the terminal
area. The first 3 steps listed below must be performed prior to arrival at the holding fix.
1. Contact Approach Control with your approach request. If you have current ATIS
information, include that information in your initial contact with Approach Control. If you are
holding at your destination and do not have ATIS information, check in with negative ATIS
2. If Approach Control is unable to clear you for an immediate instrument approach, you may
be put into holding until they can obtain your approach clearance. In this case, copy and read
back your holding clearance.
Request an EFC time if ATC does not automatically provides
it. This time will be used to depart the holding pattern and either
proceed enroute or commence the approach if holding at
destination in the event of communications failure.
Legally, you may hold to wait for the weather to improve
when it is below minimums for the approach, provided you do not
go below a fuel state (mission completion fuel), which would
preclude you from reaching a suitable alternate with required
reserve fuel. However, because of the fuel capacity of the T-6A,
you will not normally hold for an approach you cannot legally
execute due to weather.
3. Direct the IP to reduce speed to 150 KIAS when 3 minutes or less from the holding fix.
Cross the holding fix at or below the maximum holding speed.
Make all turns during entry and while holding at (use whichever requires the least AOB):
3º per second SRT
30° bank angle
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