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PANS-OPS Basic - Practical Component

This 2-week course provides participants with instructor-led discussion and technical exercises focused on the practical application of PANS-OPS Basic theory. It is therefore a pre-requisite that all participants have successfully completed a PANS-OPS Basic Theory component, either online or in the classroom.

Syllabus (Practical Exercises):

Week 1 – Conventional procedures

- VOR/DME approach
- VOR/DME departure with transitions
- VOR/DME holding pattern
- ILS for one RWY to Cat II minima
- Circling minima

Week 2 – RNAV procedures

- RNAV changes introduced in November 2014
- RNAV arrival
- RNAV approach
- RNAV departure with transition
- RNAV holding pattern
- Proposed changes to PANS OPS criteria

The following course material will be provided to support the practical exercises:
- Enroute structure, including Navaid coordinates
- RWY lengths and threshold (coordinates/elevations)
- Aircraft category information required for design
- Topo map of the exercise area

The course will run from 2 May to 13 May from Monday to Friday during normal business hours. To assist you with your travel arrangements, please note that participants are expected to be present no later than 10.00am on the first day, and can expect to leave by 3.00 pm on the last day of the course.

The course will be held at GroupEAD’s offices on Level 26 of The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, in Wellington, New Zealand (please note that the GroupEAD/Airways New Zealand reception area is located on Level 7). GroupEAD reserves the right to move the course venue to a nearby suitable location should the need arise.

Participants are requested to complete the registration form provided below.
You will be sent further details on the course and asked for confirmation of your attendance and payment.