holding point

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holding point

A geographically or electronically defined location used in stationing aircraft in flight in a predetermined pattern in accordance with air traffic control clearance. See also orbit point.
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I could keep this up all day and the box just keeps adding the next approach after the previous approach's missed approach holding fix.
The AC directed a "go-around" and proceeded to the NAV established GINS holding fix.
We checked in with Meridian Approach Control and were sent to a holding fix, with no expected clearance time--just hold as published.
If cleared for the approach prior to returning to the holding fix, and the aircraft is at the prescribed altitude, additional circuits of the holding pattern are not necessary nor expected by ATC.
A procedure turn or other course reversal is not to be executed when we're not being vectored to join the FAC, when the symbol "No PT" is depicted on the initial segment being flown or when conducting a timed approach from a holding fix.
Capt Wright was unable to see the runway environment at decision height and executed a go-around and began to climb to the holding fix.
Then, we'll arrive at a holding fix and begin flying the familiar racetrack pattern until cleared to an alternate airport or to fly the same or another approach.
The copilot requested a turn to a local holding fix, and the crew began a slow climb to 11,000 ft MSL.
A pilot may compute a single correction altitude that applies to all segments between the initial approach fix and the missed approach holding fix.
Timing on the outbound leg begins when wings level from the turn or when you can positively determine you're opposite the holding fix, whichever comes last.