Part 8 — Alternate

Objective

To facilitate the student learning:

  • to add the routing to an alternate to the flight plan either in flight or prior to departure
  • to execute a diversion to an alternate using GPS

Motivation

Pilots must always be prepared to proceed to an alternate when operating an aircraft under IFR.

Essential Background Knowledge

Explain how to add the alternate routing to the flight plan either on the ground prior to departure or in flight

Explain how to change flight plans to get to the alternate, for those receivers that will not permit an alternate to be added to the flight plan

Explain that conventional NAVAIDS must be available for a diversion to an alternate should the GPS fail or signals be lost

Advice to Instructors

Impress upon the student that they must be prepared to divert to an alternate at any time, irrespective of the weather.

Air Instruction and Student Practice

Ensure the student practices setting course to an alternate at least once during training.

Completion Standards

The student shall be able to:

  • add the routing to an alternate to the flight plan either in flight or prior to departure
  • to execute a diversion to an alternate using GPS for guidance
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