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Something Missing?

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Reference: KCRQ approach plates VOR-A and ILS RWY 24

I do not see a holding pattern on either of these charts for the missed approach.

Perhaps charting error?

Or is the omission of a holding pattern intentional for some reason?

Any insight appreciated.

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  1. Jarett L on Jan 19, 2014

    The VOR A has a hold at Oceanside VOR. Not sure why the ILS 24 doesn’t. Most of the time Palomar tower will hand you off to Socal and they’ll reroute you before you do the full missed approached. Are you located on palomar?

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  2. Dan Chitty on Jan 19, 2014

    The VOR A missed approach instructions send you to MZB VOR, not OCN VOR. You are referring to the PT holding pattern.There is no holding pattern depicted on the approach plate at MZB VOR.

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    Mark Kolber on Jan 19, 2014

    Dan’s absolutely right. As he noted, these are simply approaches where a missed approach hold is not part of the basic procedure (except for the alternate missed on the VOR A).

    It’s not that common but these are not the only examples. As I recall, I’ve only seen them in very busy radar airspace where any charted missed hold would interfere with normal traffic patterns (even without all the terrain issues to the west) . It’s just a “get outta here and wait for instructions” missed approach procedure.

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  4. Dan Chitty on Jan 21, 2014

    Thank you Mark and Jarett for the insight. Greatly appreciated.

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