MAY 2009 HEMS A021 COMPLIANCE

"eSectionalstm AUTOMATICALLY FINDS THE HIGHEST OBSTACLES AND TERRAIN IN SECONDS."

eSectionalstm Version 5.0, released April 8th 2009 We have added features to eSectionals(tm) to make it easy to comply with FAA A021. eSectionals(tm) now includes the FAA Obstacles Database and the FAA Airports DataBase and the FAA Chart Bulletins.

First, you must know that Sectional Charts are NOT ACCURATE. If you attempt to comply with A021, you cannot do it or you cannot properly find the obstacles along your route. The reason is simple. The FAA marks up Sectionals in such a manner so that items do not conflict with other nearby items. This includes both the Airport and Obstacle locations. Since eSectionals, via the FAA Airport and Obstacles Database, displays their actual locations on the Sectional, when you draw a route, eSectionals finds those locations and generates the report automatically.

The ONLY way you can use a paper Sectional to comply with A021 is to draw your route and then span the route about 1/2 inch either side of the route to find the obstacles. Do you have the time to do this while some accident victim waits for your service?

Want proof? Click HEMS A021 Compliance. (This writeup includes sample screen shots showing FEATURES and a sample FAA Report.)

We are also adding the National Elevation Database so that eSectionals reports the highest terrain. We have to make this addition slowly since the Elevation Database has to be ordered from the USGS and presently takes about 8 weeks. Even so, we have added parts of the Elevation Database for some selected HEMS bases.

If you wish to see how eSectionals works, download our fully illustrated HEMS User Guide.



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