Holding en route

When an aircraft is required to hold en route, the controller will issue holding instructions and a time at which onward clearance can be expected. Where it is not self-evident, the reason for the delay should also be given.

FASTFLY 123 HOLD AT TENTOWN VOR FL 200, EXPECT FURTHER CLEARANCE AT 05, LANDING DELAYS AT GREENVILLE 15 MINUTES

HOLDING AT TENTOWN VOR FL 200 FASTFLY 123

FASTFLY 123 HOLD AT NORTH CROSS NDB FL 100

HOLDING AT NORTH CROSS NDB FL 100. WHAT IS THE DELAY, FASTFLY 123

FASTFLY 123 EXPECTED DELAY 8 MINUTES

FASTFLY 123 ROGER

In the case of en-route holding, an aircraft will normally hold in a left- or right-hand pattern based on the track of the ATS route. For an extended delay, a pilot may request or receive an extended holding pattern.