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Feature Request - Allow Zero Holding Time


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Can we please have the option of setting the Holding Time to zero in aircraft profiles. At the moment, the minimum allowable is 10min.

Not all flights require holding.

Thanks
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I agree on safety grounds yes, and perhaps a 10min default is ok, but I want to control how much to use and not be dictated by the software. It's the minimum setting I want to control. Certainly isn't mandatory for VFR in U.K. Also, you can manually add extra for commanders discretion to the total fuel too.
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There is a reason there is a minimum enforced. We have no plans to remove that minimum, for the safety reasons SemperFi alludes to.

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Tim Dawson - 4/30/2018 9:37:52 AM
There is a reason there is a minimum enforced. We have no plans to remove that minimum, for the safety reasons SemperFi alludes to.

Are you confusing this with Final Reserve fuel? Which is a legal requirement and is there is to prevent fuel starvation. Holding fuel is misleading.
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Like plume_tray, I think the terminology is misleading.  It looks like you're trying to incorporate a reserve, so call it Reserve Fuel or Final Reserve Fuel is appropriate.  But it's not for holding.  Holding fuel is something different, and is rarely required.  

T‌he standard buckets (used in CAT) are:

T‌axi Fuel
T‌rip Fuel (take-off to destination)
A‌lternate Fuel ‌‌(destination to furthest alternate)
C‌ontingency Fuel (typically a % of trip)
E‌xtra Fuel (for anticipated delays, which may include holding)
D‌iscretionary Fuel (loaded at the captain's discretion)
F‌inal Reserve Fuel (fixed at 30 mins for CAT turbine, soon to have more flexibility in NCO)

(‌There's also Additional Fuel, which accounts for an engine failure or depressurisation at a critical point, but is not likely to be relevant for most GA.)‌
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Thanks Julian. We'll look at relabelling this at some stage.
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Any update on this?
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No, no update. We haven't visited that part of the software this year I don't believe, for the purposes of relabelling as suggested above.
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