Understanding CATS & CARS
Listed below are corrections to discovered errors:
Currently there are no errata.
There are no errata.
Correction to Page 22
There is a wording change in the diagram. The words “Outer Marker” should be replaced by “Final Approach Fix”.
Correction to Page 64
In the “Aircraft Operating Under VFR” section, the last sentence contains an error, it should read:
If on a filed and activated flight plan both VFR and IFR traffic may continue in controlled/advisory airspace, if the IMC Communication Failure Procedures are complied with.
Correction to Page 65
The procedures for “If under radar control” has an error. The correction is shown below:
Climb to and maintain last-assigned flight level, terrain permitting, for
7 minutes timing starts as soon as:
- Last-assigned flight level or minimum altitude is reached (MSA, MEA or MORA as applicable);
- When transponder code is set to 7600; or
- When the aircraft fails to report over a compulsory reporting point;
Correction to Page 66
The text under “Communication Failure Procedures (ICAO Differences)” section must be replaced with:
When operating under IFR, in VMC, and the pilot considers it inadvisable to divert to the nearest suitable aerodrome, the pilot may follow the IFR Communication Failure Procedures.
Correction to Page 104
In Table 25 the medical certificate required is a Class 2 medical.
Correction to Page 83
Subsequent to printing this error was found. 150 books were sold before the correction could be affected. If your book does not contain the correction, take note of the change below.
The second bullet under, “Notes Regarding SID Charts”, should be replaced with:
Minimum Sector Altitude (MSA) provides a clearance of 1500 ft (in South Africa only) from obstacles within 25 nm of the reference point indicated below the MSA circle (JSV in this case).
Due to extensive changes to the CATS and CARs made in August 2012, the 2011 and 2012 editions are obsolete. Please take care not to study from these as they are no longer valid.