About Direct Approach

Direct Approach is a Canadian based company providing instrument flight procedure design services worldwide.

Our clients include airports, flight operators, resource companies, civil aviation regulatory agencies, and anyone with an interest in safe and efficient air access.


We believe that to be in this industry, you have to be the best. That is why we keep our skills and training up to the highest standards.

One of the biggest advantages of using Direct Approach is that we are qualified experts in all of the main criteria: PANS-OPS, TERPS, and TP308. This gives us an exceptional insight into the options available, and the flexibility to adapt to any situation.

Direct Approach Experts

Evan Colpitts - Designer for Direct Approach



Evan has been actively involved in Instrument Procedure Design since 2006, where he began working with HART Aviation while completing a Diploma of Technical Studies program in Airport Operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Since graduating in early 2007, he has been involved in the design or review of over 20 conventional and RNAV Instrument Procedures in Canada, South America, Africa, and Australia.

Evan has established a record of applying new technologies in the Procedure Design process. He led HART Aviations transition to a fully computer based design process, combining off the shelf software with customized in-house programming solutions. In 2007, he became the first procedure designer in the world to complete the innovative computer based distance-learning program offered by the Air Navigation Institute. The cutting-edge online program was capped by a two-week condensed practical session in Switzerland, where he became certified in ICAO PANS-OPS Doc 8168 procedure design criteria.

His technical expertise is rounded out with a B.A. in Geography from the University of British Columbia. Other accomplishments include the BCIT Airport Operations Top Student Award and the William Templeton Award for Academic Achievement and Leadership.


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