5. Enroute


To determine the candidate’s ability to comply with enroute procedures in accordance with a clearance given by ATC or a simulated clearance given by the examiner.


The candidate will maintain the helicopter on the enroute course and comply with enroute procedures in accordance with the clearance and the Instrument Flight Rules. The candidate will control the helicopter solely with reference to flight instruments.

Performance Criteria

Assessment will be based on the candidate’s ability to:

  1. select and use the appropriate communications frequencies;
  2. select and identify the navigation aids associated with the proposed enroute phase;
  3. verify that course indications correspond to the intended navigational equipment;
  4. perform the helicopter checklist items relative to the phase of flight;
  5. intercept, in a timely manner, all tracks, radials, and bearings appropriate to the route or clearance;
  6. adhere to enroute procedures;
  7. maintain proper helicopter control and flight within operating configurations and limitations;
  8. maintain assigned headings (±10 degrees);
  9. maintain assigned tracks (±10 degrees); and
  10. maintain assigned altitudes (±100 feet).
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