Climb and Descend Via
The Climb and Descend Via module was created in response to the increasing complexity of Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs). In a four-month period in Las Vegas, there were 30 Pilot Deviations (PD) filed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) against crews (the majority of which were business/general aviation crews) for failure to adhere to the altitude restrictions published on these procedures. This eLearning module reviews terminology, ATC expectations, and recent changes in these procedures.
The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites procedural training for SIDs/STARs. This training module satisfies that NBAA training recommendation.