March 15 (Wed) 7:00pm Climb Via and Descend Via Procedures

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

New and Revised Air Traffic Procedures,  effective April 3, 2014, introduces the “Climb Via” clearance, updates the “Descend Via” clearance, revises & expands on ATC clearance phraseology supporting speed adjustments, provides ATC with new clearance/phraseology options, reduces frequency congestion and provides a reduction in hear-back/read-back errors.

Also explained will be simple, intuitive phraseology for issuing a clearance to laterally & vertically navigate a departure or an arrival.  Pilots must be familiar with the application of these types of clearances: – “Climb Via/Descend Via” – Climb/Descend Via “Except Maintain” – Climb/Descend “and Maintain” – “Climb and Maintain” or “Descend and Maintain” – Speed Phraseology.

Brian Eliot is San Carlos Flight Center’s resident expert and chief instrument instructor for IFR training and all types of avionics especially Garmin. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Brian has been flying since 1995 and received all his training in the Bay Area. He previously worked as a broadcast engineer, a software developer, and taught computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He regularly presents at San Carlos Flight Center safety seminars and has a reputation for making complex concepts easy to learn and understand, and commands a wealth of knowledge.

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