It’s fair to say that instrument pilots are most confident with holding procedures on the day of their instrument rating checkride, and the knowledge and skills slowly fade over time as unexpected holding is rarely required during normal IFR flying. Sure, many RNAV instrument approaches are now using holding patterns as the primary method for course reversal, but there isn’t much for the pilot to think about since the GPS does all the work.
This short Prezi presentation will highlight the steps in calculating a holding pattern.
Prezi is a visual storytelling software alternative to traditional slide-based presentation formats. Prezi presentations feature a map-like, schematic overview that lets users pan between topics at will, zoom in on desired details, and pull back to reveal context.
Used by pilots in their pre-flight briefing, a METAR report contains pertinent information including winds, visibility, clouds, temperature and other observed weather conditions useful for flight planning.
METARs.com collects weather reports from a worldwide network of aviation weather stations and color codes them to the appropriate flight category and displays them in a calendar-style format, helping you to see trends at a glance.
NTSB: Loss of control in flight is biggest killer in general aviation
The data from 2008 and 2014 indicates that loss of control in flight continues to be the biggest killer in general aviation, accounting for nearly half of fatal fixed-wing general aviation accidents. The accidents resulted in 1,194 fatalities.
DALLAS, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Mobile Apps has launched Holding Pattern Computer for iOS, an app that goes a step beyond others in its category. Unlike other holding pattern apps, Holding Pattern Computer takes the wind into account and makes all the calculations that a pilot needs to fly a perfectly timed holding pattern. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160517/369008
Aviation Mobile Apps, LLC is a provider of public apps for pilots and private enterprise-grade mobile app development for the aviation industry. Apps for recreational and commercial pilots include myE6B Aviation Calculator, METARs Aviation Weather, GPS Coordinate Converter, and Holding Pattern Computer.