Jeppesen Publishes New Visual Departure for PWK

 - May 14, 2012, 4:40 PM

Jeppesen will publish the new visual departure from Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), which is located 10 nautical miles north of O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

The so-called CABAA Visual Departure procedure was developed in 2011 by the FAA, with help from the ATC Committee of the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA), to minimize takeoff delays with the opening of Runway 27R at O’Hare. The new visual departure procedure, used in conjunction with an IFR clearance off Runway 16 at Chicago Executive, speeds departures. The new procedure makes pilots responsible for aircraft separation and avoidance of Class B airspace until IFR control is provided by Chicago Departure.

Mark Zakula, CABAA’s ATC Chairman and a Falcon 7X captain, told AIN, “Our committee has worked closely with the FAA over the past nine years to develop a number of improvements to ATC in Chicago, including the RNAV 22 at DuPage, the Chicago Executive Runway 16 WAAS approach and a number of arrival procedures and routings designed to keep business aircraft at high altitude longer to save time and fuel. We also assisted the FAA to develop a number of new SIDs [standard instrument departures] from Chicago satellite airports that are currently in development.”

Zakula said his committee’s motivation was critical to the work they delivered. “We didn’t want the FAA to think we were just a bunch of whining pilots when we began working with them in 2003, so we spent the time to learn all we could about Chicago airspace and ATC and issues.” View details of the CABAA PWK visual departure.