Calstar Instrument Approach Complete
The FAA has approved instrument approaches and feeder routes to California Shock/Trauma Air Rescue’s (Calstar) hospital in Gilroy, Calif., developed by Hickok & Associates. Hickok also provided Calstar with the first coded helicopter obstacle departure procedures (ODP). Calstar has been using the new approaches, routes and procedures operationally under IFR conditions. Hickok subsequently designed four other coded ODPs for CareFlite.