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AIM

10/12/17

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Arrival Procedures

FIG 5

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Timed Approaches from a Holding Fix

ONE MINUTE

FLYING TIME

APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES

12:03 CLEARANCE RECEIVED

:04 INITIAL TIME

OVER FIX

1000 FT.

1000 FT.

1000 FT.

1000 FT.

:06 1/2

:07  REPORT

LEAVING FINAL

APPROACH TIME

:05 1/2

:05

30 SEC.

REPORT LEAVING

PREVIOUS ALTITUDE FOR

NEW ASSIGNED ALTITUDE

LMM

LOM

AIRPORT

EXAMPLE

At 12:03 local time, in the example shown, a pilot holding, receives instructions to leave the fix inbound at 12:07. These
instructions are received just as the pilot has completed turn at the outbound end of the holding pattern and is proceeding
inbound towards the fix. Arriving back over the fix, the pilot notes that the time is 12:04 and that there are 3 minutes to lose
in order to leave the fix at the assigned time. Since the time remaining is more than two minutes, the pilot plans to fly a race
track pattern rather than a 360 degree turn, which would use up 2 minutes. The turns at the ends of the race track pattern
will consume approximately 2 minutes. Three minutes to go, minus 2 minutes required for the turns, leaves 1 minute for level
flight. Since two portions of level flight will be required to get back to the fix inbound, the pilot halves the 1 minute remaining