Useful Tips

The waiting area

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Entrance to the waiting area.

  • Entrance from sector No. 1 - parallel entry. Parallel entry. Having passed the waiting point, the aircraft performs a turn to the outbound course and continues the flight for one or one and a half minutes, then a turn is made to the inside of the hippodrome to the waiting point, at the discretion of the crew, an exit to the inbound leg can be made.
  • Entrance from sector No. 2 - teardrop entry - “entry drop”). Offset entry. Having passed the waiting point, the aircraft performs a 30 degree lapel inside the hippodrome and continues flying for one or a half minutes, then the aircraft turns in the opposite direction and enters the inbound leg.
  • Entrance from sector No. 3 - direct entry. Direct entry. After passing the waiting point, the sun performs a U-turn on an outbound leg.

Sector tolerance is 5 degrees on both sides of the border sectors, in the event of falling into this range, the crew has the right to choose the method of entry at its discretion.

Waiting using FMS.

Traditionally, the manual waiting procedure in conditions of limited visibility required maximum attention from the pilot, since in a very short period of time it was necessary to perform many operations. The correct definition of the entry sector, correction for the wind required the maximum attention of the crew. Today using flight control systems Fms, which in turn use the RNAV navigation method, the waiting area is much simpler, the crew just needs to set the waiting point, and if the waiting scheme is already entered into the database, the aircraft will determine and complete the entrance to the zone and flight in the waiting area, subject to all restrictions in automatic mode.