Are These Holding Patterns?


#1

Hello all,

I spotted these, what seem to be perfect holding patterns, a while back on Infinite Flight and was wondering how the user may have been able to achieve such perfect ‘circles’ and patterns. Is there an app which enables this or is this just the perfect flying of one particular pilot? Any explanation would be well received.

Thanks in advance :)


#2

No that’s not a holding pattern, that’s usually what happens when someone gets to their destination and the auto pilot tries to make the tight turns at cruise speed creating weird FPL’s, holding patterns are pink and in an oval shape.

Essentially the green line is the path the aircraft has taken or flown if you like, it’s not created by anything other than where you have been.


#3

Aahhh, I knew there would be a simple explanation! It had me stumped!