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Two Minute Legs  
User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 686 times:

I was listening to my scanner and there were heavy storms in the IAH area. Aircraft on approach were in a holding pattern. The controller said to two aircraft, "Continental 1930, and Continental 1426 fly two minute legs." What does two minute legs mean?

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 652 times:

It is my understanding in a hold you fly 1 minute and then turn 90 degrees, I guess what the controller meant was to fly 2 minutes and then turn 90 degrees.
Iain


User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 644 times:

The two aircraft were assigned to enter holding patterns. The "two-minute legs" refers to the length of the outbound and inbound legs, of two-minutes each.

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 637 times:

Incorrect, it's fly the leg for two-minutes and then turn 180-degrees, NOT 90-degrees.

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