PROGRAMMING A HOLDING PATTERN
Warning: When entering PTs or HP airspace the FMS may not
constrain the airplane from violating maneuvering airspace.
Pilots are responsible for procedural compliance.
This procedure enables the pilot to program a Holding Pattern (HP) at
a specific waypoint.
An HP is automatically programmed from the database when it is part
of an Arrival or Approach procedure.
NOTE: No HP can be programmed at an ARC end point on the final
Approach course manually.
1. NAV, FPL, or
2. Line Select Key - DEPRESS to position the cursor over desired
NOTE: On NAVIGATION Pages, only the TO Waypoint can be
selected, and on the Active Flight Plan Page, a Holding Pattern
cannot be programmed at the FR or TO Waypoint.
NOTE: If WPT is a duplicate WPT the country code will be displayed
in this field in parenthesis (in green)
3. HOLD Key - DEPRESS
to display HOLDING
PATTERN Page with cur-
sor over the INBOUND
CRS field. (Figure 3-106)
4. INBOUND CRS - VERI-
FY or INSERT.
NOTE: A verified Inbound
Course programs a DIRECT
ENTRY procedure. The sys-
tem Defaults to the inbound
course between the previous
WPT on the FPL and the waypoint at which the hold is desired. If a
Direct TO Leg is displayed on the NAV pages the inbound course
defaults to the leg between the aircraft's present position and the cur-
rent TO waypoint. When an inserted Inbound Course value is
beyond the DIRECT ENTRY parameters, then a TEARDROP or
PARALLEL pattern is programmed.
Key - DEPRESS to display applicable page.
Flight Management System
MAX HOLDING TAS