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Aircraft Holding Pattern Entries Made Easy

Thanks to Jason Schappert of This is one of the best videos I have found on the subject.
My favorite method of determining holding pattern entries.
Just a few things I would add: (please let me know your thoughts and or tips)
1. Ask yourself “where am I in relation to the holding fix?” Are you proceeding direct to the fix? If so continue with the method mentioned in this video. If on the other hand you are on an airway and still need to make a turn before reaching the holding fix this method will not work out well. Wait until you are inbound to the fix before using this method.

2. One other trick I was taught was to think “after crossing the fix will I be inside the hold?” If you will be inside the holding pattern then you are flying a teardrop entree. If not, it’s either parallel or direct.
Please let us know your own personal tips on holding pattern entrees using the comments section below.

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