Two Minute Legs

Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:31 am

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?

RE: Two Minute Legs

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:04 am

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.
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RE: Two Minute Legs

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:05 am

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.
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RE: Two Minute Legs

Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:08 am

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

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