Date(s): March 5 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

COPTER IFR Chart Clinic

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Brian Berubee, Hughes Aerospace Corp.

Price by Jan. 29: $380  Member | $555 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $530 Member | $775 Nonmember

Attendees in this course will gain a better understanding of COPTER flight operations in the IFR environment. The clinic dissects the data contained in IFR charting, exploring nomenclature, symbology, and standardization of charting conventions. During this interactive discussion, attendees will examine approaches, departures, and en route navigation, including new COPTER low-level RNP 0.3 airways. Contemporary terminology will also be discussed, guiding attendees in the transformative NextGen movement as it relates to COPTER IFR navigation. The clinic emphasizes the uniqueness of COPTER flight and the increasing complexities of performance-based navigation requirements.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, attendees will have learned:

  • How charted information is organized, presented, and derived
  • How to extrapolate key details from instrument flight procedure charts
  • High-threat areas as they relate to air traffic control clearance, charting, and avionics automation
  • Modern digital geo-referenced charting products that interface with an electronic flight bag.

Instructor Bio

Brian Berubee is the chief procedure designer for Hughes Aerospace Corp. Brian has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, starting as an air traffic controller for the US Air Force and then working for the FAA as a terminal instrument procedures specialist. He has a comprehensive understanding of air traffic control operations, procedure design, and airspace issues. A rotary- and fixed-wing performance-based navigation (PBN) technical expert, Brian has been involved with the development of over 10,500 conventional and PBN instrument flight procedures worldwide. Brian also leads the company’s efforts with the FAA’s helicopter modernization program.

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