Big Iron (Commercial airliners)
jet (Cessna Citation, Gulfstream)
Note: this rating is optional for PilotEdge users. Piston/turboprop pilots who prefer not to transition to jets can skip this rating.
The pilot will fly from KLAS to KLAX, one the most popular routes in
ZLA, using a turbojet powered aircraft, via either MCCRN3.HEC.RIIVR2,
or BOACH4.HEC.RIIVR2. Turbojet aircraft are utilized in this
rating specifically because non-turbojets normally receive alternative
routing that doesn't include the RIIVR STAR.
The I-5 rating
introduced SIDs and STARs. This rating introduces the concept of a
'profile' STAR. This is STAR containing explicit altitude
restrictions. ATC uses the phrase "DESCEND VIA..." to instruct an
aircraft to descend to meet all of the published restrictions.
The RIIVR STAR also contains a published speed restriction of 280KIAS at the GRAMM intersection.
Pilots are reminded that they should
not leave their previously assigned altitude until specifically
instructed to "descend via the RIIVR2 arrival", or given another
descent instruction in lieu of the profile descent.
Refer to the related reference material below for detailed information on how to fly this arrival.