Polar Operations

This course covers flight operations in Polar regions. Flight preparation and planning are emphasized, including use of polar charts, designated areas of magnetic unreliability, Canadian and Russian airspace, metric altitudes and QFE / QNH references, solar flare activity and communication procedures (HF, SATCOM and CPDLC).

The course includes a discussion of regulatory requirements, including enroute alternates, special equipment and area approvals. Additional lessons are focused on cold fuel management and selection of enroute alternate airports.

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