Date(s): Tuesday, March 8 | 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Chris Baur, Hughes Aerospace Corp.

The chart clinic will dissect the data contained in IFR charting, exploring nomenclature, symbology, and standardization of charting conventions. We will discuss how charted information is organized, presented, and derived; the characteristics of instrument flight procedures that helicopter pilots are likely to encounter; the illumination of high-threat areas as they correlate between air traffic control (ATC) clearance, charting, and avionics automation; and modern digital georeferenced charting products interfacing with an electronic flight bag (EFB). The interactive discussion will examine approaches, departures, and en route navigation, including new COPTER low-level required navigation performance (RNP) 0.3 airways. Contemporary terminology will also be explained to guide participants in the transformative NextGen movement as it relates to COPTER IFR navigation.

Instructor Bio

Chris Baur is the president and CEO of Hughes Aerospace Corp. He has 40 years of experience in aviation, including as an airline captain, technical pilot, instructor, and flight test pilot as well as experience as a dual-rated airline transport pilot with 12 type ratings in airliners, business, and rotary-wing aircraft. Chris is a retired military aviator, uniquely rated as a pilot/aviator in the US Army, US Coast Guard, and US Air Force in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. His helicopter background includes flying the longest helicopter oceanic rescue mission in history—over 16 hours to rescue 31 merchant marines from the storm-stricken Ukrainian freighter Salvador Allende.

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