gCAP Limited
Instrument Flight Procedure Design


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CAA-Authorised IFP Design Organisation

gCAP was incorporated in 2003 in response to industry demand for a style of instrument approach plate that was easy to read and interpret, was accurate and also always in date. We now publish, online only, our own proprietary format plates for Category A aircraft for the UK and near-Europe, and the database is expanding all the time.

We also provide an IFP design service, specialising in the design of PinS and other interesting and unusual RNAV procedures for helicopters, but will gladly work on any type of procedure, world-wide.

We are a UK CAA-approved design organisation and are authorised to carry out work on any type of instrument flight procedure.

Why you should come to gCAP for your IFP design requirements:

  • Our principal IFP designers are pilots: Alex has an ATPL(A) and Nick has an ATPL(H) and CPL(A); both are in current IFR flying practice. We therefore know how a procedure will work in the cockpit rather than just on paper so although we follow the design requirements absolutely, we know how to get the best out of a procedure and how to handle those special cases which invariably crop up in a design, especially when dealing with slower aircraft.
  • We're a small company and intend staying that way so you get a very personal approach (as it were) and we, the designers, deal with you direct.
  • We charge only as much as we need to to keep the company going; we're not interested in charging a fortune simply because we could.

Tasks we've undertaken to date include:

  • Approaches and departures to runways and strips in Antarctica, including to ice runways.
  • Emergency low-visibility procedures for Search and Rescue helicopters.
  • Approaches and departures in the Swiss mountains for HEMS and SAR helicopters.
  • LNAV and SBAS approaches for several minor airfields.
  • Procedure reviews for major international airports in relation to new obstacles.
  • RNAV coding of visual procedures for major airlines and international airports.
  • Assessments for international airports relating to wind farm developments.
  • Operational assessments for wind farm operators relating to helicopter let-downs.
  • Training RNAV approaches for HEMS operators.
  • IFP flight validation.

All of our IFP design work goes through rigorous internal quality checking.

For a quotation or more information please contact the office; rough prices can be seen on the ‘prices’ page. Please note that these are guidelines only.


Registered in England, number 4889849.

Registered for VAT, number 904 4162 52.

Terms and conditions available on request.

Call +44 (0)1403 888447 during office hours or +44 (0)845 054 2531 at other times. Alternatively, email nick@gcap.eu.