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North Atlantic Operations of Flight

Short (Certificate) Courses for Pilots-in-Service

Min. Academic & Professional Level

Intermediate & PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders & Flight Instructors

Course Designed for:

PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders, Airlines & GA Pilot-in-Service, Flight Instructors of Flying Clubs & Flight Simulators

An Overview:

North Atlantic Operations of Flight refer to the specific procedures, regulations, and considerations involved in flying across the North Atlantic Ocean. 

This region poses unique challenges to aviation due to its vast expanse of open water, unpredictable weather, limited navigational aids, and the need for efficient communication and coordination between air traffic control centers of various countries.

Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to North Atlantic Operations

Sub-topic 1: Understanding North Atlantic Operations

Sub-topic 2: Historical Development and Significance

Sub-topic 3: Regulatory Framework for North Atlantic Routes

Sub-topic 4: Weather and Environmental Challenges

Module 2: North Atlantic Tracks and Routes

Sub-topic 1: The North Atlantic Track System

Sub-topic 2: Dynamic and Fixed Tracks

Sub-topic 3: NAT Monitoring and Tracking Tools

Sub-topic 4: Optimizing Route Planning

Module 3: Navigation and Communication in the North Atlantic

Sub-topic 1: Navigation Aids and Equipment

Sub-topic 2: HF Communications and SATCOM

Sub-topic 3: RVSM and ADS-C in North Atlantic Operations

Sub-topic 4: Air Traffic Services in Oceanic Airspace

Module 4: ETOPS and Diversion Planning

Sub-topic 1: ETOPS Requirements for North Atlantic Routes

Sub-topic 2: ETOPS Alternate Airports and Criteria

Sub-topic 3: Diversion Decision-Making and Fuel Planning

Sub-topic 4: Communication with ATC in Diversion Scenarios

Module 5: Weather and Meteorological Challenges

Sub-topic 1: North Atlantic Weather Patterns

Sub-topic 2: Turbulence and Icing Considerations

Sub-topic 3: Weather Forecasting and Monitoring

Sub-topic 4: Weather-Related Diversion Planning

Module 6: Overwater Survival and Safety Equipment

Sub-topic 1: Safety Equipment Requirements

Sub-topic 2: Life Rafts, Life Vests, and Flotation Devices

Sub-topic 3: Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs)

Sub-topic 4: Overwater Survival Training for Crew

Module 7: Special Procedures for North Atlantic Operations

Sub-topic 1: CPDLC and ADS-C Requirements

Sub-topic 2: NAT HLA and MACH Number Technique

Sub-topic 3: Oceanic Entry and Exit Procedures

Sub-topic 4: Clearance and Reporting Procedures

Module 8: Emergency Response and Search and Rescue (SAR)

Sub-topic 1: Emergency Situations in North Atlantic Operations

Sub-topic 2: Coordination with Search and Rescue Agencies

Sub-topic 3: Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Activation

Sub-topic 4: Notification and Response Procedures

Module 9: Case Studies and Real-World Scenarios

Sub-topic 1: Notable North Atlantic Incidents

Sub-topic 2: Lessons Learned from Past Events

Sub-topic 3: Safety Enhancements Following Incidents

Sub-topic 4: Analyzing Real-World North Atlantic Scenarios

Module 10: Future Trends and Innovations

Sub-topic 1: Advances in North Atlantic Navigation and Communication

Sub-topic 2: New Technologies for Improved Efficiency

Sub-topic 3: Regulatory Changes and Evolving Standards

Sub-topic 4: Research and Development in North Atlantic Operations