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IFR Departures: SIDs, Textual and Graphic ODPs

San Carlos Airport (SQL)

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:00pm

IFR pilots often assume they can take off and turn directly toward the first en route fix in their flight plan routing. This is a consequence of training in 24-hour radar approach control environments, where all departures are prescribed in the form of radar vectors and ATC provided navigation to the en route structure. This leaves pilots unprepared to deal with non-towered, non-radar, and own-navigation departure scenarios. The result of this experience gap can often be disastrous.

This seminar looks at published departure procedures, how they are organized, how the pilot selects them, and when they can be assigned by ATC without pilot concurrence. It also reviews aircraft performance and how runway-specific departure climb gradients can be assessed toward making a go/no-go decision.


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San Carlos Airport (SQL)
June 28, 2014, 12:00pm



San Carlos Airport
San Carlos Flight Center
655 Skyway Rd
Suite 215
San Carlos, CA 94070

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