Pat Flannigan, New York based airline pilot and blogger behind AviationChatter.com, has created Hold Here, a mobile app for instrument pilots now available in the iTunes App Store.
Hold Here takes the guess work out of holding patterns with an intuitive holding pattern entry calculator. It gives pilots a clear top-down view of the correct holding pattern entry to be flown which is suited for flight as well as classroom use.
The app also includes a bugout time calculator which provides pilots with a clear answer to the question “how long can I hold?” Having a solid bugout time in mind is crucial to pilots in a holding pattern who are burning precious fuel while making no progress on their flight. Exceeding the bugout time can be the difference between making it to the alternate airport and an in flight emergency. Hold Here makes that calculation easy.
Hold Here works on all Apple Devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and is available in the App Store for $1.99. For more information or to get the app, visit the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hold-here/id447714566?ls=1&mt=8