QGIS Introduction for Instrument Flight Procedure Design

The course provides the essential knowledge on the use of QGIS for Instrument Flight Procedure Design (PANS-OPS) to augment and improve workflows either for analysis using a GIS or to preprocess data to be used in an automation tool specifically designed for PANS OPS. You will learn how to extract, transform, and load different types of data for aeronautical purposes including a simple print layout.

395 US Dollars* 

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8HR Virtual Class + additional material


* Sale Tax for Honduran residents of 15% to be added to invoice

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have the general understanding to use QGIS within the Instrument Flight Procedure Design (IFPD) requirements and:

  • Understand what a GIS is and how QGIS can be leveraged to support their procedure design activities.
  • Describe the difference between vector and raster datasets including the different most common formats.
  • Create derived products from aeronautical data including contours, modified terrain data and features required to be assessed.
  • Compose a basic layout to present the results of data analyzed.


  • General Aviation Knowledge
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Access to a computer with QGIS minimum version 3.28.11 LTR but 3.32.3 is preferred[1]

[1] Some exercises may require upgraded QGIS versions, these exercises will be clearly marked if any. Long Term Release is preferred as IT departments are more likely to approve for use in production environments.

Technical Requirements

Online sessions was delivered via Zoom. Recording is provided in training platform

A minimum 1.8 Mbps is recommended to follow along the sessions at 720p HD video and 3 Mbps for 1080p HD video

  • A minimum 1.8 Mbps is recommended to follow along the sessions at 720p HD video and 3 Mbps for 1080p HD video
  • A second screen, iPAD or other device is recommended to follow sessions to do exercises with instructor.
  • Zoom is the platform for virtual classroom training

Course Content

  • Introduction to QGIS Project and different versions (Long Term Release LTR vs Normal Releases vs Developer Releases)
  • QGIS installation options
  • Documenting bugs and feature requests for enhancement
  • User Interface tools applicable for PANS OPS
  • Most common plugins/extensions to be used for aviation.
  • Vector vs Raster data explanation
  • Working with Layouts
  • Working with Raster Data (DTM, Images, etc): GeoTiff DTM manipulation and analysis including cropping, reprojecting, masking, Interpolation
  • Precision Drawing with CAD like tools
  • Final Project

All sessions will be recorded and available for six months in the LMS for review and future reference. At the end of this workshop a Training Certificate will be provided

About the instructor

Antonio Locandro - FLYGHT7

  • Civil Engineer
  • Instrument Flight Procedure Designer with 13 years experience in Civil Aviation which includes Geographic Information System (GIS) advanced uses for terrain modelling and obstacle assessment
  • Contributes to the QGIS project by documenting bugs, adding feature requests, personal donations and providing awareness in the aviation community about using it for aeronautical purposes
  • Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) and Aeronautical Charting Expert serving as IFAIMA advisor for the ICAO AIM-WG-A
  • Member of IFAIMA and IFPDAVA

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