Holding Pattern Computer

Holding Pattern Computer

By Aviation Mobile Apps, LLC.

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2016-05-09
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 7.68 MB
  • Developer: Aviation Mobile Apps, LLC.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 45 Ratings


Congratulations, you have found the finest, most advanced, patent-pending Holding Pattern Computer available. The primary goal of this app is to provide the specific headings and timings needed to fly a holding pattern whereby the Pilot will roll out precisely onto the inbound leg exactly 1-minute, or other user-defined time or length, from the fix. The app is ideal for less seasoned Pilots and those training for their instrument rating and is an excellent cross-check for more experienced Pilots as it helps you remain mentally oriented to the aircraft's relative position to the pattern, to magnetic north, and to any effects of wind. Whereas other holding pattern apps and training devices suggest an appropriate entry procedure -- direct, parallel or teardrop -- Holding Pattern Computer takes it a step further and provides turn-by-turn directions, including how long to fly a heading before initiating a turn- not only standard rate turns with bank limitations (30° manual flying and 25° with a Flight Director) but arbitrary turn rates too! This Holding Pattern Computer employs a sophisticated, patent-pending analytic solution developed by a 51-year Aerospace Industry veteran and FAA Safety Team Representative Les Glatt, Ph.D. ATP/CFI-AI, AGI/IGI. It automatically calculates ground track, wind correction angle, headings, and required timings, given the assigned fix, true airspeed, and virtually any wind direction and velocity up to 99.99% of TAS. Not even aircraft avionics are as accurate as this app, and since the outbound time is measured from the point the aircraft turns to the outbound heading, it is no longer necessary to locate the abeam point. How's that for reducing Pilot workload! This app takes a step-by-step approach when entering holding data, using individual screens for each component which makes it easier to focus on one element at a time while continuing to fly the airplane. We've also included a built-in timer, an onboard user guide, and the seminal paper: "A Treatise on the Holding Pattern: Expelling the Myths and Misconceptions of Timing and Wind Correction." For less than the cost of one hour with a flight instructor, you're getting the most advanced Holding Pattern Computer available and the information needed to help you master and fly the perfect holding pattern, every time! If you want that perfectly timed inbound leg while rolling out precisely on to the inbound course, then this app is for you! To learn more visit HoldingPattern.com



  • Best holding pattern app

    By luvifr
    Works flawlessly. Easy to use. Takes the angst out when hearing those dreaded words, ‘advise when ready to copy holding instructions’.
  • Mr

    By Aviator627
    Good reference tool as well as a simplistic teaching tool.
  • Incredible and Easy to Use

    By Brad in MA
    I'm an older IFR student, having a difficult (impossible?) time visualizing --- not so much the hold entry to use --- but what happens after I cross the fix, i.e. what route do you fly to get into the hold, and for how long, etc. I've looked at a dozen other similar apps, even purchased a few, but this one is by far "THE" best. In fact, there at no others that spell out exactly the heading and time you must fly after crossing the fix. I use my iPad in the cockpit to receive ADSB data, and knowing this app is a click away is a tremendous comfort. I hope over time, and with the use of this app, to be able to better visualize the hold entry and course to fly, but for now, I don't see ever being without it, even as just a safety check. It's so easy and intuitive to use, I'm really grateful that someone thought up this app. Thanks Mr. Developer!
  • Great tool!

    By Celi bug
    Calculating holding patterns is now a breeze
  • Best holding pattern app - by far!

    By John Miami G5
    Easiest to use and best user interface. Great app!
  • Worth the money!

    By BamaPilot11
    Glad I bought this. It makes calculating and mentally picturing the hold so much easier!
  • Nice Job

    By Kevin McKeithan
    Really like that this adjusts my heading based on WCA. Simple to use and easy to understand. Keep up the good work.
  • winds feature

    By Fly@Night
    Finally, an app with wind correction! Love it!