AVS-2021 Pacific Operations

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



The course outlines the operational requirements in the North, Central, and South Pacific oceanic regions. The emphasis is on track development, issuance, and usage and navigation requirements in the North Pacific (NOPAC), Central Pacific (CEP), and the Pacific Organized Track System (PACOTS). The course also covers the communication requirements and various emergency contingency procedures required during Pacific operations.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Airline Pilots

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Definitions – Pacific Regions
  • Pacific Region FIRs

Lesson 2: North Pacific

  • NOPAC CRS Route system track description and usage
  • Oceanic Transition Routes (OTR) and NCA transition routes
  • NOPAC CRS separation requirements
  • NOPAC CRS reroute procedures
  • PACOTS track development and designations
  • PACOTS track issuance and validity times
  • Gateway reservation list
  • PACOTS track advisory procedures
  • Track message examples
  • User Preferred Routes (UPR)

Lesson 3: Central Pacific / South Pacific

  • CEP track description and usage
  • CEP track separation including “Mach Number Technique”
  • South Pacific fixed tracks and UPRs
  • South Pacific RNP-4 areas
  • Australian Organized Track Structure (AUSOTS) description

Lesson 4: Navigation & Communication

  • RVSM, RNP-10 requirements
  • Aircraft position plotting requirements
  • NOPAC CRS navigation cross-check requirements
  • VHF and HF radio requirements and procedures
  • HF SELCAL requirements
  • Pacific region SATCOM coverage
  • CPDLC description and procedures
  • ADS description
  • Metric weather unit conversions

Lesson 5: In-Flight Contingencies

  • Degradation of navigation capability procedures
  • Urgency call and emergency call protocol
  • Unable to comply with current clearance procedures
  • Engine failure or depressurization procedures
  • ETOPS significant system failure
  • Weather deviation procedures
  • Wake turbulence and SLOP procedures

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.