Initially developed for our flight service specialists, these manuals offer pilots detailed regional information, including local weather effects, specific geographical formations and terrain, and unpublished approaches.
With safety as the number one priority in aviation, consistent phraseology helps reduce error and misinterpretation.
Our phraseology guides are easy to use and feature examples of best practices and standardized communications for various scenarios.
Developed in collaboration with stakeholders, each of our guides serves as a learning tool and reference supporting standardized communications with air traffic services.
Pilot Procedures Information
Fundamentals of PBN STAR videos
For pilots and air traffic services personnel, these videos explain PBN STAR procedures and processes. They address common aspects of flight operations when using a STAR to help improve awareness of operations on both sides of the microphone.
FMS Coded Restrictions
Understand the potential workload impact for pilots if they are vectored off of a STAR.
Sequencing in relation to descent
Learn what information ATC can provide flight crews to facilitate meeting descent requirements when radar vectors and speed assignments affect system-calculated descent profiles.
Absorbing delay in descent
Understand the relative efficiency differences when sequencing descending aircraft using vectors or speed control.
FMS Airborne Flight Plans
Observe the steps required to enter, verify and amend a full route clearance in a modern FMS.
Understand the importance of clear communication when re-routing an aircraft via waypoints not currently on their route of flight.
Understand the best waypoints to reference when using tactical restrictions to RNAV/PBN equipped aircraft.
Understand the steps necessary for the flight crew to change runways and/or approaches. Observe the complexity associated with late runway changes.
Overflights and Arrival Conflicts
When an arrival and an overflight conflict, understand the relative efficiency of solving the conflict by vectoring the overflight rather than the vectoring the arrival.
Impact of “Direct to”
Understand the impact to a controller’s plan and the aircraft’s descent profile when a flight crew is provided with a vectored short-cut off a constant descent PBN STAR.
Understand the importance of using correct phraseology when communicating changes to STAR routings.
NAV versus FLC Mode
Observe the different results on aircraft performance using VNAV versus FLC mode.
NAV CANADA thanks WestJet and Air Canada who contributed significantly to the development of these videos.