Basics of Holding Patterns SC

So before we get into demystifying the complex clearances and instructions you’ll get flying IFR, let’s stick to the basics of how you’ll enter a holding pattern. The Shape of the Racetrack For starters, all holding patterns have the same shape, a racetrack pattern with two straight edges (as shown below).  The racetrack will always […]

Basics of Holding Patterns

So before we get into demystifying the complex clearances and instructions you’ll get flying IFR, let’s stick to the basics of how you’ll enter a holding pattern. The Shape of the Racetrack For starters, all holding patterns have the same shape, a racetrack pattern with two straight edges (as shown below).  The racetrack will always […]

Holding Procedures

Proceeding with the Hold When you get holding instructions, they will always specify the radial to hold on leg length direction of turns (by ATC not mentioning the turn direction, it means they want standard right turns) and an EFC time We’ll go ahead and take a look below at some examples of how a […]

Hold Entries

How to Enter the Hold So before we get into demystifying the complex clearances and instructions you’ll get flying IFR, let’s stick the basics of how you’ll enter a holding pattern. The Shape of the Race Track For starters, all holding patterns have the same shape, a race track pattern with two straight edges (as […]