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You are flying a heading of 055 when you are issued this clearance: "...hold east of the ABC VORTAC on the zero niner zero radial, left turns..."

Such a clearance is enough to induce a rapid heartbeat in the most experienced pilot. Although holding patterns may be used on any instrument flight, holding clearances are issued infrequently enough that pilots can get a little rusty on the procedures. Visualizing a holding pattern from your current position is one of the more challenging aspects of instrument flight.

ASA's new design for the Holding Pattern Computer not only displays the appropriate entry procedure given the assigned holding radial for both standard and nonstandard patterns (direct, parallel, or teardrop), but it also depicts how pilots get to this entry, given their current aircraft heading.

Holding pattern practice is now part of the instrument currency requirements (every 6 months, instrument-rated pilots must execute 6 instrument approaches and practice intercepting and tracking a NAVAID, as well as holding procedures). This handy pocket-sized tool may be used as a refresher on the ground, as well as a quick-reference guide in flight.

A perfect learning tool for experienced instrument pilots, students, as well as a convenient instructional aid for flight instructors. Made from durable plastic. 5" x 3 1/2".

 

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You are flying a heading of 055 when you are issued this clearance: "...hold east of the ABC VORTAC on the zero niner zero radial, left turns..."

Such a clearance is enough to induce a rapid heartbeat in the most experienced pilot. Although holding patterns may be used on any instrument flight, holding clearances are issued infrequently enough that pilots can get a little rusty on the procedures. Visualizing a holding pattern from your current position is one of the more challenging aspects of instrument flight.

ASA's new design for the Holding Pattern Computer not only displays the appropriate entry procedure given the assigned holding radial for both standard and nonstandard patterns (direct, parallel, or teardrop), but it also depicts how pilots get to this entry, given their current aircraft heading.

Holding pattern practice is now part of the instrument currency requirements (every 6 months, instrument-rated pilots must execute 6 instrument approaches and practice intercepting and tracking a NAVAID, as well as holding procedures). This handy pocket-sized tool may be used as a refresher on the ground, as well as a quick-reference guide in flight.

A perfect learning tool for experienced instrument pilots, students, as well as a convenient instructional aid for flight instructors. Made from durable plastic. 5" x 3 1/2".

 

 

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Challenging

  • By A Customer on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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  • Review: Granted, I am just learning. I find it difficult to use; certainly can’t use it with one hand, as someone else mentioned. You pretty much need to know what you are looking for, it is not going to tell you very clearly.

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Challenging

  • By A Customer on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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  • Review: Granted, I am just learning. I find it difficult to use; certainly can’t use it with one hand, as someone else mentioned. You pretty much need to know what you are looking for, it is not going to tell you very clearly.

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best holding pattern learning aid

  • By A Customer from CA USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Pros: simple, clear, concise
  • Review: I have come across a lot of techniques to learn holding pattern entries. Some of them confusing, convoluted, or clumsy. Tried a couple variations of the finger method and at least a couple of other calculators. I finally settled on the 3-step method which is by far the simplest, and closely resembles how this calculator visualizes the holding pattern entry. Compared to other calculators this one is relatively decluttered and speaks to its simplicity. Note: I consider any of these calculators learning tools only - in the cockpit this stuff needs to be ingrained into muscle memory; no fumbling with these devices.

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  • By Stephen from Colorado Springs CO USA on Thursday, July 28, 2016
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  • Review: I would buy this product again.

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  • By Alan from Gresham OR USA on Monday, January 25, 2016
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  • Review: Portable and informative.

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  • By A Customer from Tavares FL USA on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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  • Review: A very handy tool.

Challenging

  • By A Customer on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  • Review: Granted, I am just learning. I find it difficult to use; certainly can’t use it with one hand, as someone else mentioned. You pretty much need to know what you are looking for, it is not going to tell you very clearly.
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Challenging

  • By A Customer on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
  • Review: Granted, I am just learning. I find it difficult to use; certainly can’t use it with one hand, as someone else mentioned. You pretty much need to know what you are looking for, it is not going to tell you very clearly.
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  • Review: Hard to rotate
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best holding pattern learning aid

  • By A Customer from CA USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Pros: simple, clear, concise
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  • Review: I have come across a lot of techniques to learn holding pattern entries. Some of them confusing, convoluted, or clumsy. Tried a couple variations of the finger method and at least a couple of other calculators. I finally settled on the 3-step method which is by far the simplest, and closely resembles how this calculator visualizes the holding pattern entry. Compared to other calculators this one is relatively decluttered and speaks to its simplicity. Note: I consider any of these calculators learning tools only - in the cockpit this stuff needs to be ingrained into muscle memory; no fumbling with these devices.
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  • By Stephen from Colorado Springs CO USA on Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • Review: I would buy this product again.
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  • By Alan from Gresham OR USA on Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Review: Portable and informative.
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  • By A Customer from Tavares FL USA on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
  • Review: A very handy tool.
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    Q: is this computer a permitted aid for a FAA Instrument Knowledge exam?

    A: In FAA Advisory Circular AC 60-11C, Section 5c leaves it up to the individual testing site to determine if this would be allowed. 

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