Direct Approach recently completed the latest regulatory review of the Vancouver Harbour (Heli) Public – CBC7 – Harbour Five Departure.
All sponsor supported instrument flight procedures must be routinely reviewed for accuracy and criteria compliance. In the case of the Helijet sponsored Harbour 5 Departure, there is no helicopter departure design criteria. Therefore a special Transport Canada exemption has been used to permit the use of prominent geographic points, the Shoal Marker and Lions gate Bridge (mid span), to substitute for the normal Departure End of Runway (DER). From there a standard heading to intercept a VOR track type construction is used.
With the renewal of this specialized helicopter IFR departure procedure, Helijet International continues to maintain its operational advantage of all weather operations between its Vancouver and Victoria Harbour bases.