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A hold in lieu of procedure turn shall be established over a
final or intermediate fix when an approach can be made from a
properly aligned holding pattern. The hold in lieu of procedure
turn permits the pilot to align with the final or intermediate
segment of the approach and/or descend in the holding pattern to an
altitude that will permit a normal descent to the final approach
fix altitude. The hold in lieu of procedure turn is a required
maneuver (the same as a procedure turn) unless the aircraft is
being radar vectored to the final approach course, when "NoPT" is
shown on the approach chart, or when the pilot requests or the
controller advises the pilot to make a "straight-in" approach.