PHNL Departure and Arrival Procedures

The textual procedure descriptions below are reproduced from the Pacific Chart Supplement ( Oct. 15, 2015). A general narrative of these procedures with comments and illustrations are found under ‘Instructional Resources‘. The descriptions are for informal orientation only. Always consult official up-to-date flight information sources.

HONOLULU VFR DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

Shoreline Five Departure

Departing Runway 04L/04R maintain runway heading to the H-1 Freeway. Departing Runway 08L maintain runway heading to Nimitz Highway. Turn right, parallel Nimitz Highway proceeding direct to the center of Honolulu Harbor. Fly within ½ mile offshore passing abeam Kewalo Basin then within ½ mile of the shoreline until south of Diamond Head. Then turn left and resume own navigation remaining within 2 miles of the shoreline until departing Class B; maintain 1500 feet. Departure control frequency will be 124.8/317.6. Procedure intended for twin engine aircraft. Not available during SURF configuration.

Freeway Two Departure

Depart Runway 04L or Runway 04R on runway heading to Moanalua Freeway (State Highway 78/Interstate Highway H201), or depart runway 08L and turn left to fly parallel to runway 04L to Moanalua Freeway. Then turn RIGHT to follow Moanalua Freeway eastbound to H-1 Freeway and Kalanianaole Highway until passing abeam Koko Head. Maintain 1500 feet while in CLASS B. Departure Control frequency will be 124.8/317.6. Procedure restricted to helicopters and small propeller-driven aircraft only. Helicopters maintain at or below 1000 feet.

Redhill Two Departure

Depart Runway 04L/04R on runway heading to Moanalua Freeway (State Highway 78/Interstate Highway H-201) or depart Runway 08L and turn left to parallel Runway 04L to Moanalua Freeway. Then turn left and follow Moanalua Freeway northwest bound until departing Class B. Maintain 1500 feet while in Class B. Departure control frequency will be 119.1/239.05. Procedure restricted to helicopters and small propeller driven aircraft. Helicopters maintain at or below 1000 feet. CAUTION: VFR traffic proceeding inbound from the H-1/H-2 Interchange descending out of 2000 feet.

Punchbowl One Departure

Depart Runway 04L/04R on runway heading to Moanalua Freeway (State Highway 78/Interstate Highway H-201) or depart Runway 08L and turn left paralleling Runway 04L to Moanalua Freeway. Then turn right and follow Moanalua Freeway eastbound via H-1 Freeway to Punchbowl. Then proceed east of Magic Island, then offshore to remain within ½ mile of the shoreline until south of Diamond Head. After Diamond Head, turn left and resume own navigation remaining within 2 miles of the shoreline until departing Class B airspace. Maintain 1500 feet while within Class B. Departure control frequency will be 124.8/317.6. Procedure intended for helicopters and twin engine aircraft. Helicopters maintain at or below 500 feet.

Runway 22/26R Procedures

NOTE: All aircraft turn on landing lights while in CLASS B.

Kona Five Departure

After departure, remain over the runway until departure end, then turn left heading 180, climb and maintain 1500 feet. Expect radar vectors to avoid traffic on Runway 26L LDA final approach course. Departure control frequency will be 124.8/317.6. Helicopters depart the south ramp and proceed direct to HNL VORTAC; do not overfly any runways. From HNL VORTAC, fly heading 180, climb and maintain 1000 feet.

West Loch Four Departure

After departure turn right as soon as practicable until north of Runway 26R. Then fly direct to the center of West Loch of Pearl Harbor. Maintain 1500 feet while in Class B. Departure control frequency will be 119.1/239.05. Procedure restricted to helicopters and small propeller driven aircraft. Helicopters maintain at or below 1000 feet. Caution: VFR traffic inbound from the H-1/H-2 Interchange will be descending out of 2000 feet.

HONOLULU VFR ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

Arrivals contact Approach Control and receive CLEARANCE BEFORE entering CLASS B. The HNL CLASS B is established from the HNL VORTAC. High density traffic in vicinity H–1/H–2 interchange.

North Four Arrival

Contact approach control 119.1/239.05 prior to H-1/H-2 Interchange at or above 2000 feet.
PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED: FIXED WING AIRCRAFT: From the H-1/H-2 Interchange, proceed direct to and cross Ford Island at 1500 feet. Descend to pattern altitude direct to the Navy/Marine Golf Course, then via one of the following routes as assigned by approach control:

a. Runway 4L/4R: Enter left downwind Runway 4L/4R. Downwind must be flown over Runway 8L at Taxiways G/L. Aircraft must remain north of Taxiway RA. If unable advise ATC.

b. Runway 22R: Enter right downwind Runway 22R

HELICOPTERS: Proceed direct to Ford Island and hold, maintain at or below 1000 feet. Expect further instructions from the tower.

West Three Arrival

Contact approach control 119.1/239.05 prior to Kahe Power Plant at or above 2000 feet.

PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED: From Kahe Power Plant, proceed direct to the H-1/H-2 Interchange at 2000 feet, then direct to and cross Ford Island at 1500 feet. Descend to pattern altitude direct to the Navy/Marine Golf Course. Enter left downwind Runway 04L/04R or right downwind Runway 22R/22L as assigned by approach control. Helicopters shall depart the H-1/H-2 Interchange direct to Ford Island and hold at or below 1000 feet. Note: Aircraft below 2000 feet should contact Kalaeloa Tower on 132.6 prior to Kahe Power Plant.

East Three Arrival

Runways 04/08 configuration. Contact App Con 119.1/239.05 prior to NORBY intersection (MKK262 radial 20 DME or CKH 112 radial 12 DME).

PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED, from NORBY, proceed southwest bound on the MKK 262 radial at or below 3500´. Expect radar vectors for right base to Runway 04R.

Freeway Three Arrival

Runways 04/08 configuration. Contact App Con 119.1/239.05 prior to CKH at or above 2000´. PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED: From Koko Head, proceed direct to Waialae Golf course, then follow the H–1 Freeway to enter left downwind to Runway 04L. Downwind leg must overfly Runway 08L over Taxiway G/L. Maintain 2000´ until advised by tower.

Kona Arrival

Runways 22/26R configuration. Contact App Con 119.1/239.05 prior to NORBY intersection at or below 3000´.

PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED: Proceed to KoKo Head, then direct to Waialae Golf Course. Follow the H–1 Freeway to enter left base to Runway 22L. Use caution: Turbojet aircraft will be inbound along the south shoreline.

Tripler One Arrival

Contact Approach control 119.1/239.05 prior to H1/H2 interchange at or above 2000’.

PROCEDURE WHEN CLEARED: From H1/H2 interchange, proceed east along H1 then join Moanalua freeway to Tripler Hospital at 2000’ then via one of the following routes as assigned by approach control:

a. Runway 22R/22L: After Tripler, enter right base RWY 22R/22L.
b. Runway 4L/4R: Enter left downwind Runway 4L/4R. Downwind must be flown over Runway 8L at Taxiways G/L.

Aircraft must remain north of Taxiway RA. Maintain 2000’ until advised by tower.

DISCLAIMER: Always verify information using the latest FAA publications and charts.

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