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After intercepting the holding fix, you make a right hand turn to follow the holding pattern. What type of entry is being described?
  • A
    Direct entry on a right-hand holding pattern
  • B
    Direct entry on a left-hand holding pattern
  • C
    Offset entry on a right-hand holding pattern
  • D
    Offset entry on a left-hand holding pattern

Refer to figure.
ICAO Doc 8168
1.4 ENTRY

1.4.4 Sector 1 entry
Sector 1 procedure (parallel entry):

a) at the fix, the aircraft is turned left onto an outbound heading for the appropriate period of time (see 1.4.9, “Time/distance outbound”); then
b) the aircraft is turned left onto the holding side to intercept the inbound track or to return to the fix; and then
c) on second arrival over the holding fix, the aircraft is turned right to follow the holding pattern.

1.4.5 Sector 2 entry
Sector 2 procedure (offset entry):

a) at the fix, the aircraft is turned onto a heading to make good a track making an angle of 30° from the reciprocal of the inbound track on the holding side; then
b) the aircraft will fly outbound:

1) for the appropriate period of time (see 1.4.9, “Time/distance outbound”), where timing is specified; or
2) until the appropriate limiting DME distance is reached, where distance is specified. If a limiting radial is also specified, then the outbound distance is determined either by the limiting DME distance or the limiting radial, whichever comes first;

c) the aircraft is turned right to intercept the inbound holding track; and
d) on second arrival over the holding fix, the aircraft is turned right to follow the holding pattern.

1.4.6 Sector 3 entry
Sector 3 procedure (direct entry):

Having reached the fix, the aircraft is turned right to follow the holding pattern.

Note: the entry procedures above relate to a standard (right hand) pattern.

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