Navigation and Radio Aids

DEFINITIONS

   Meridian
  Prime Meridian
  Longitude
  Equator
  Latitude
  Rhumb Line/Great Circle
  Variation
  Isogonal
  Agonic Line
  10  Deviation
  11  Track
  12  Heading
  13  Airspeed
  14  Ground Speed
  15  Air Position
  16  Ground Position
  17  Bearing
  18  Wind Velocity
  19  Drift

MAPS AND CHARTS

  VTA - Transverse Mercator Projection
  VNC - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
•   Topographical symbols
•   Elevation and contours (relief)
•   Aeronautical information
•   Scale and units of measurement
•   Locating position by latitude and longitude
  Navigation aids

TIME AND LONGITUDE

    24 hour system
  Time Zones and relation to longitude
  Conversion of UTC to local and vice versa

PILOT NAVIGATION

  Use of Aeronautical Charts
•   Measurement of track and distance
  Map reading
  Setting heading - visual angle of departure
  Check-points and pin-points
  Use of position lines to obtain a fix
•   Ground Speed checks and ETA revisions
•   Variation/deviation
•   True track/magnetic track
  10  Determining drift by 10° lines
  11  Double track error method to regain track
  12  Opening and closing angles method
  13  Visual alteration method of correcting to track
•   14  Diversion to alternate destination
•   15  Return to departure point (Reciprocal Track)
  16  Low Level Navigation
  17  Dead reckoning (DR navigation), triangle of velocity
  18  In-flight log and mental calculations
•   19  Procedures when lost
  20  True, magnetic and compass headings
  21  Indicated airspeed, calibrated airspeed
  22  True airspeed, ground speed
  23  Compass errors
  24  Radio communications

NAVIGATION COMPUTERS

•   Heading and ground speed
•   Pressure, density and true altitudes
•   Indicated, calibrated and true airspeed
•   Time, ground speed and distance
•   Fuel consumption and conversions

PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION

•   Factors affecting choice of route
  Map preparation
  Meteorological information
•   NOTAM
  Selection of check-points
•   Fuel requirements
•   Weight and balance
•   Use of Canada Flight Supplement
  Documents to be carried in aircraft
  10  Flight Plans, itineraries
  11  Flight log forms
  12  Aircraft serviceability

RADIO THEORY

    Characteristics of low, high and very high frequency radio waves
  Frequency bands used in navigation and communication
  Reception limitations

VHF OMNIDIRECTION RANGE (VOR)

  Aircraft equipment
  Tuning and identifying
  Serviceability check
•   Interpretation, orientation and homing
  Voice feature

AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDER (ADF)

    Aircraft equipment
  Tuning and identifying
  Serviceability check
  Interpretation, orientation and homing
  Voice feature

GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM (GNSS/GPS)

•   Basic principles, use and limitations

OTHER RADIO AND RADAR AIDS - BASIC PRINCIPLES AND USE

•   Transponder
•   Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
•   VHF Direction Finding (DF) assistance
  Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)(primary and secondary)
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