were those derived from simulated transport and holding procedures
during a simulated biomedical bleeding process.
High mortality in these tournaments probably was related to unusual handling and holding procedures
(August) and depressurization illness (September).
We know by now that performing six approaches, holding procedures
and intercepting and tracking using navigation systems every six months isn't a full solution to the problem of remaining proficient in all aspects of contemporary IFR operations.
It's tougher for some students than others, but getting comfortable on the radios is just as crucial for instrument flying as polishing holding procedures
and shooting approaches.
Logging the six approaches, holding procedures
and course intercepts/tracking required by FAR 61.
For example, the current PTS indicates a pilot must exhibit "adequate knowledge of the elements related to holding procedures
Since it's a task we can be asked to perform at any time when on an instrument clearance--and one that at least in some areas may be becoming more common--let's review holding procedures
, then look at some workload-reducing tricks for flying published and unpublished holding procedures
in a busy, single-pilot cockpit.