Whiteman (WHP), CA – Obstacle Departure Procedure Alert


faastWhiteman (WHP), CA – Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP)
Notice Number: NOTC4854

Pilots executing Incorrect IFR departure procedures out of Whiteman (WHP), CA. have resulted in numerous Pilot Deviations.

To help prevent these deviations, pilots are reminded that IFR aircraft flying the Whiteman (WHP) Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP) should ALWAYS be “OUTBOUND” on the VNY R-325 as they climb to 4,500 ft. prior to turning left direct VNY VOR/DME. It is imperative that pilots follow the established WHP Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP) to avoid higher terrain.


#1. FAA, U.S. Terminal Procedures Publication, Southwest (SW) Vol 3 of 4, pg L7 Instrument Approach Procedure Charts -in



#2. Pictorial depiction of WHP ODP

Click to access WHP-Obstacle_Obstrct_Depiction_from_TRACON.pdf

For more information contact: Bill Jacobs – Airspace Procedure Support Specialist, Southern California TRACON- Office – (858) 537-5603, Email:bill.jacobs@faa.gov

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