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

Marinus Waterberg - Owner and Lead Designer for Direct Approach

Marinus Waterberg

Owner / Lead Designer

Marinus has over 40 years of aviation experience, including 23 years as a senior instrument procedure designer with Transport Canada, Nav Canada, HART Aviation, and now as owner of Direct Approach. Marinus is qualified in all aspects of instrument approach criteria, including Canadian TP308 and FAA "TERPS", specializing in GNSS, rotary wing, and mountainous terrain procedures. He was a Transport Canada approved criteria instructor and an ISO 9000 Auditor. In addition, Marinus has over 5300 hours of flight time, and held an Airline Transport Pilot License. In his spare time Marinus is active within various local sporting organizations. He is a NCCP Triathlon Coach, has completed Ironman Canada five times, as well as several marathons including qualifying for and competing in the 2016 Boston Marathon.

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Quick Information

Ph: +1-604-970-2527
E-mail: marinus<at>directapproach.ca
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