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LESSON 15 – Navigation

Dual – ground: 0.5, flight: 1.5, simulated instrument: 0.5

Objective: Introduction to use of aircraft’s navigation systems

Discussion topics:

1)

use of VOR system to include identification and tracking VOR signals

2)

use of all available resources in the aircraft

Review:

1)

performance takeoffs and landings

2)

flight by reference to instruments

Introduce:

1)

VOR orientation and tracking

2)

ADF orientation and homing

3)

GPS orientation and tracking

4)

emergency descents using radio aids or radar vectors

5)

use of airplane navigation systems in emergency situations

Completion standards:

1)Demonstrate basic understanding of use of aircraft navigation systems

NEXT LESSON: #16, Introduction to cross-country flying

Suggested student homework assignments:

1)

Read the November 7, 2003, Training Tips article in the AOPA ePilot Student Newsletter: Checking that Checkpoint http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/epilot/ft/2003/031107epilot.html.

2)

Study cruise performance and fuel consumption calculations as given in the performance charts in your Pilot’s Operating Handbook.

3)

Review airspace in Chapter 3 of the Aeronautical Information Manual. http://www.aopa.org/members/files/aim/chapter_3.html

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