Visual Holding Pattern 4+

Arthur Varrassi

Designed for iPad

    • $0.99



The Visual Holding Pattern provides a complete visual reference to help you determine the proper holding pattern entry technique based on your aircraft's heading and the holding pattern's inbound leg course. With a single finger rotation a pilot can easily orientate the holding pattern around a holding fix based on the inbound leg's desired bearing, radial, or course. The entire circular image can be rotated to match the aircraft's heading to allow the pilot to visualize the aircraft's approach to the holding pattern. The aircraft's heading can either be set manually or automatically based on the magnetic heading of the iDevice being used.

This app is designed for optimal viewing and use on an iPad or iPhone 5 screen size or larger. This app requires iOS 8.0 or greater.

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

This update allows a +/- 5 degree heading tolerance in determining the recommended pattern entry based on your heading. Many thanks to Murray Sissons for requesting this update. We take user feedback very seriously and will always listen to and consider update requests so please keep them coming.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Heftiger1 ,

Small Issue

The App works great except the text size for the holding pattern info (degrees) is too large so it doesn’t display the entire radial/course. This is on an iPhone 12 w/o any text enlargement.

AZCardinalFlyer ,

Very Clean & Simple App

This is a great app. It’s very clean, intuitive, & simple to use. As a private pilot for over 20 years with an instrument rating, I’ve always carried a plastic “whiz wheel” holding pattern calculator very similar to this electronic version. These are hardly ever needed because the holding patterns required is usually quite obvious. However, these come in handy for confirmation when flying near the boundary between two zones. Since my iPad is always open when I’m flying using ForeFlight, it’s nice to now have this app on my iPad too. It’s unfortunate that one reviewer gave this app a 1 star & commented that this does not work in the US....that is clearly wrong. Such a low rating is undeserved, disrespectful to the author who obviously worked hard on it & coming from someone who obviously doesn’t know what they are talking about.

ilmioconto ,

Best in class

Excellent product, very intuitive and on the mark! Even the compass function is very accurate and definitely helpful in flight. Highly recommended 👍

App Privacy

The developer, Arthur Varrassi, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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