Holding Pattern Calculator 4+


Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $0.99

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Holding Pattern Calculator is a tool that assists pilots in determining both the correct holding pattern and entry method (Direct, Parallel or Teardrop) for an ATC assigned holding clearance. Its simple design provides excellent visualization of the aircraft heading in relation to the holding pattern.

To use, simply touch the screen and rotate to set the holding pattern to the desired ATC assigned inbound leg. To aid in ease of use, both the track of the inbound and outbound legs are depicted. If the hold is non-standard (to the left) simply touch the "Non-Standard" switch to depict the correct pattern. Then select "Heading" and rotate the aircraft to the appropriate heading towards the fix.  The image may also be locked to protect the settings from inadvertent touches by selecting the "Lock" button.

Holding Pattern Calculator is a useful and educational tool for pilots, student pilots, and aviation buffs, and is not intended to replace flight instruction.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Updated for all screens sizes and iOS 8

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

BravoBreeno ,

Great tool to use for understanding

If your having trouble understanding holds this is a great app to help understand how to interpret which hold pattern to use.

Me10172 ,

Simple and Easy

This is exactly what I wanted. No frills, no bs, easy to use. Really helped me to visualize and understand holding patterns.

Fleur De Lis 92 ,

Nicely done

This is an extraordinarily simple and uncomplicated app. It doesn't have any bells and whistles, but it doesn't need any either. Quick and easy to use and very clear to interpret. Good for IFR pilots and students. Only drawback is the heading selectors are too sensitive when trying to fine tune the headings.

App Privacy

The developer, CodeBurners, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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