14 CFR 61.57(c)(1)(ii) requires "Holding procedures and tasks" to be IR current.
Within the 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight, that person performed and logged at least the following tasks and iterations [...]
(i) Six instrument approaches.
(ii) Holding procedures and tasks.
(iii) Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.
I have seen some people interpreting this as:
- you need to fly one hold every 6 months
- you need to fly at least 2 holds every 6 months (because of the plural "procedures")
I guess flying a hold involves several procedures, including entry into the hold, flying in/out bound, turning procedures etc. and each of them consist of several tasks. So 1 would seem to work, but everybody seems to have their own opinion on this.
Is there a definite official guidance on whether you need one or two holds in the past six months to be current?