6. Arrival


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


The candidate will complete the arrival procedures, as cleared, 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 arrival phase;
  3. perform the checklist items relative to the phase of flight;
  4. intercept, in a timely manner, all tracks, radials, and bearings appropriate to the procedure, route or clearance;
  5. adhere to the arrival procedures;
  6. maintain proper helicopter control and flight within recommended configurations and operational limitations;
  7. maintain assigned headings (±10 degrees);
  8. maintain assigned tracks and bearings (±10 degrees); and
  9. descend to and maintain assigned altitudes (±100 feet).
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