|Quoting Bio15 (Thread starter):|
If there's an aircraft holding initially, what is the risk of another plane flying into the pattern head on with the plane previously holding? My guess is that this doesn't happen, but instead the way of entering the pattern is to first deviate from the path shown in the chart, and merge with the "downwind" leg in the correct pattern direction (Not fly direct to the intersection). Is this right? Thanks in advance.
|Quoting Bio15 (Reply 3):|
* I picture an aircraft going for the parallel entry (#1 on the diagrams), but very close to the direct entry (#3 on the diagrams). That is, very close to the 70° line but still going for a paralell entry path. In this case the aircraft should make a very tight left turn not to go too far off course of the pattern.
* The other case is an aircraft going for a direct entry, but close to the 70° line limiting with the offset entry (#2 on the diagrams). Here it would be necessary to make a tight left turn and then immediately the right turn not to overshoot the pattern on the outbound leg.
|Quoting Bio15 (Reply 3):|
I would think that having 90° sections is the more reasonable choice. Having 180° space perpendicular to the pattern for direct entries, and 90° for offset and paralell entries each. Yet, I am certain there is a pretty good explanation for the angle being chosen as 70°. Do you happen to know what is the reason?
|Quoting MrChips (Reply 5):|
Why? Because this is a NON-STANDARD hold - all turns are to the left, instead of the right.
|Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 4):|
Bear in mind that how you enter a hold is your business, as long as you remain within the hold's protected airspace according to ATC's instructions.
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