Consider the following NDB DME approach into runway 08 at Jersey (EGJJ):
Let's assume we are coming in from the North and are currently cleared direct to the JW NDB flying inbound on a 180° track. Now we are cleared for the NDB DME approach. How should the entry into this approach be flown:
When reaching the NDB, immediately turn right to intercept the 246° outbound course. This seems to be prohibited by ICAO PANS-OPS because the difference between my inbound course and the outbound course is larger than 30°:
Unless the procedure specifies particular entry restrictions, reversal procedures shall be entered from a track within ±30° of the outbound track of the reversal procedure. However, for base turns, where the ±30° direct entry sector does not include the reciprocal of the inbound track, the entry sector is expanded to include it.
(ICAO Document 8168, Vol 1 §4, 22.214.171.124)
Enter the hold with a direct entry and immediately follow the Alternative procedure by extending the outbound leg of the hold. This seems to be the best option, but I'm not sure if this would be expected without being explicitly cleared for the alternative procedure.
Enter the hold with a direct entry and after one racetrack when crossing JW fly a course reversal / alignment turn to the left. As far as I understand, this would be the normal procedure if the hold were aligned with (or within 30° of) the outbound course since no course reversal would be required any more. But in this case, it seems weird since there is nothing in the chart about an alignment turn.
Or maybe something else?