SID chart explanation[PDF]

Introduction

This document will explain the standard instrument departure charts named SID charts. These charts are used when performing an IFR departure from the considered airfield. This document will show you some commented examples.

Be aware that each country has its own chart presentation. You need to catch your information using a quick analysis of the chart.

Head of document

The head of document will tell you the type of chart, the name and ICAO code of the applicable airfield.

SIDcharts1.png


You can find also:

  • The list of departure routes depicted on the chart.
  • The transition altitude
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Procedural charts: SID route and constraints

In the centre of the chart, there is the real SID route to follow.

The route to follow is depicted with black bold arrows starting from runway threshold to the first en-route point. A chart can contain one or several routes. The pilot has to select the right one to perform its flight.
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Charted altitude/flight level restriction

Definition Representation Altitude Representation Flight Level
Altitude window _____

17000
10000

_____

FL220
FL100

At or Above altitude 5000 FL70
At or Below altitude ____

5000

_____

FL200

Mandatory Altitude ____

3000

_____

FL140

Recommended procedure altitude 4000 FL90
Expected altitude Expect 6000 Expect FL80


Practical example

Hereunder, you can see the extract of the SID chart of LJLJ airport.

The air controlling unit has given to the pilot the BERTA1W departure.

We show you the elements to take into account:

SIDpic5.jpg
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See also

Reference

  • ICAO documentation Annex 4 - Aeronautical Charts - 11th Edition July 2009

Author

  • VID 150259 - Creation
  • VID 256272 - Wiki Integration

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 00:46, 14 May 2021

COPYRIGHT

  • This documentation is copyrighted as part of the intellectual property of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation.

DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.