FAA Safety Seminar Thursday October 21: Obstacle Departure Procedures could get you slightly killed

Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) are a critical component of an IFR flight when and where published. These procedures are intended to safely guide your aircraft’s transition from the departure runway into the en route phase of flight based upon obstruction factors and the climb gradient required to clear those obstacles. It is┬áthe obligation and responsibility of the Pilot in Command to determine if the airplane and the pilot’s skill set can perform as required. Sometimes, those published procedures are just flat-out wrong.

Join us as we explore the particulars of a published ODP in a practical application. You are in command of this airplane and must determine with all available information if you and your airplane are able to comply with all that is required. You will experience the limitations of published ODPs and experience a new appreciation for the NOTAMS intended to correct published errors. You may also discover that NOTAMS also have their limitations as the corrections offered are NOT a one-size-fits-all.

There is no ONE right way to plan any flight. The format of this webinar is not a presentation/lecture to be delivered down a one-way street. We will actively discuss the scenario and explore all of our available options so as to execute this mission safely. Every aeronautical decision we make will have tradeoffs so it will be to everyone’s benefit to speak freely and exchange ideas. We will learn from each other’s knowledge, experiences and perspectives.

Select Number: WP13108391
You’re invited to a ZoomGov meeting: Oct 21, 2021 05:00 PM Hawaii (in GUAM, event will be 22 OCT at 13:00, in Chamorro time.)

You’ll need to register in advance for this meeting using the email associated with your faasafety.gov account so we can give you WINGS credit.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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