HELICOPTER OFFSHORE OPERATIONS

W. T. Kuhar and G. H. Quinn

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE SALE OF LEASE SITES offthe U.S. coast and in Alaska, for oil and gas exploration and production, has resulted in a need for helicopter operations in offshore areas in instrument weather conditions. Such operations require an air traffic control system and a navigation capability that will extend to 300 miles from shore, and provide guidance down to 200 feet above sea level. Accuracy and reliability must be at least equal to that available with VOR-DMH. The overall off-shore situation is described and FAA and industry efforts to meet the helicopter off-shore navigation requirements are explained.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 4
Pages: 357 - 361
Cite this article: Kuhar, W. T., Quinn, G. H., "HELICOPTER OFFSHORE OPERATIONS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1977-1978, pp. 357-361.
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