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HPN Corporate and Jet Avoidance of VFR Aircraft

What corporate and jet crews need to know about avoiding VFR aircraft around Westchester County Airport, including inbound/outbound VFR routes, transition routes and practice areas. Much of the battle of avoiding conflict is knowing where the VFRs usually are.

Scott Dyer is a flight instructor who works with VFR and IFR pilots. He is based at Westchester County Airport in White Plains New York (HPN) and is willing to travel to work with you. He works throughout the Northeast, including the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Danbury, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Teterboro Airport, Caldwell Airport, Dutchess County Airport, Massachusetts, and other regions. Scott Dyer is an IFR flight instructor who works with analog and G1000 systems (technologically advanced airplanes). Scott Dyer is a cross-country flight instructor, who provides both advanced and basic instruction. Based out of HPN in Westchester New York, he serves New York City (NYC) pilots as well as pilots throughout the northeast. Scott flies a Cessna, and provides mentorship for pilots as well as flight instruction. Scott creates instructional videos about IFR topics such as RNAV, GPS navigation, WAAS, flying the hudson river corridor, and much more. He is available to work at Danbury, Dutchess County, White Plains (HPN), Teterboro, Caldwell, and many other airports in the New York Metropolitan area, as well as the Northeast region. Scott has extensive experience flying IFR (instrument flight) throughout the Northeast and into many airports, both rural and major commercial hubs. 

Types of RNAV Approaches For Light General Aviation 

This video describes the various types of RNAV approaches that can be flown by most WAAS enabled GPS navigators in use by light general aviation.

Hudson Corridor As IFR Tool

IFR trips can sometimes be handled more efficiently by knowing when to cancel IFR and proceed under VFR to your destination. One such situation is when arriving into the NY metro area on V1 or V16, with Westchester County Airport (HPN) as the destination. The Skyline Route northbound up the Hudson can shorten the trip substantially, weather permitting. Here's how it's done.

Westchester County Airport (HPN): VFR Pattern Operations To Runways 11 & 29; Land and Hold Short Operations on Runways 16 & 34

Westchester Tower frequently instructs aircraft using runways 11 and 29 to fly modified traffic patterns, in order to avoid traffic using runways 16 or 34. This video explains these modified patterns, and what is expected of pilots. It also looks at Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) on runways 11 and 16, pointing out the signs and markings that must be observed when LAHSO instructions are issued

Westchester County Airport (HPN): Avoiding Traffic Conflicts Around The Airport

This video provides information about usual VFR and IFR traffic flows in the vicinity of Westchester County Airport, and suggestions how VFR traffic arriving at and departing from the airport can minimize potential traffic conflicts by avoiding those flows.

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