The BSP: Holds - Reference Card

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Holds are tough, we want to make them easier 

We pooled all of our resources to compile the most critical, difficult to retain, and useful information for Holds.

Whether you're learning, teaching or flying Holds, The Backseat Pilot: Holds reference card will make your holds easier!



Hold Info

  • Drawing the Hold (step by step)
  • Choosing the Hold Entry in the Cockpit
  • Hold Procedures (Time & Reporting)
  • Hold Speeds
  • Wind Correction in a Hold
  • Hold Entry Procedures


The Information

Choosing the Hold Entry

  • Our favorite part of the reference card! An effective, simple technique to quickly choose the correct hold entry

  • Turn direct to the holding fix, find the outbound holding course on the heading indicator, and use the diagram for the recommended hold entry

  • Make straight forward, simple hold entry decisions

  • No complicated math, or confusion in the cockpit

  • Separate diagrams for Right and Left turn holds

Choosing the Hold Entry

Hold Entries


Hold Entries Explained

  • Use the diagram above to choose the hold entry, visualize and apply the hold entry shown here
  • Each entry is broken down into 2 quick, simple steps

Hold Procedures, Speed, and Wind Correction

  • Quick, easy access to common hold information and rules
  • Fly confidently knowing the information you need is close by


Holding Procedures

Drawing the Hold



Drawing the Hold

  • Step-by-step instructions to drawing an accurate hold
  • Useful for learning to draw holds, teaching holds, and while busy in the cockpit!


    The Card

    The polyester card we print on is virtually indestructible, and great in the aircraft!

    • Extreme strength, flexibility, and durability
    • Waterproof, greaseproof, and chemical resistant
    • No shrinking or swelling when exposed to heat
    • Extremely durable yet very flexible and light weight




    • Height: 6.75"
    • Width: 5.25"



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    It was perfect!

    My son is going to school to be a commercial air line pilot. He has his personal pilot license and is moving forward. He said they were perfect and he was so happy to have them.

    Jacob Kiel

    The BSP: Holds - Reference Card

    Bill Hutchison
    Great, with one suggested improvement

    I'm a fan of BSP products - always have been. The VFR and IFR cards are laid out well, easy to follow, and provide pilots with necessary information in an easy format.

    I would suggest that the card be re-sized to follow standard approach-chart size, which would also allow it to fit into a chart protector sleeve. The card itself could also be elongated slightly and then have holes for insertion into common kneeboards.

    Jeffrey Gerbert

    Great for using with my instrument students

    Jeff Hauser
    Holds Card

    So far everything I have received from BackSeat Pilot has been well worth the money!