Section 2: Navigation and Radio Aids


 

DEFINITIONS

  1 Meridian
  2 Prime Meridian
  3 Longitude
  4 Equator
  5 Latitude
  6 Great Circle
  7 Rhumb Line
  8 Variation
  9 Isogonal
  10 Agonic Line
  11 Deviation
  12 Track
  13 Heading
  14 Airspeed
  15 Ground Speed
  16 Air Position
  17 Ground Position
  18 Bearing
  19 Wind Velocity
  20 Drift
 

MAPS AND CHARTS

  1 Characteristics of Projections
  2 VTA - Transverse Mercator Projection
  3 VNC - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
  4 WAC - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
  5 Topographical Symbols
  6 Elevation and Contours (Relief)
  7 Aeronautical Information
  8 Scale and Units of Measurement
  9 Locating Position by Latitude and Longitude
  10 Navigation Aids
  11 Enroute Low Altitude Charts
 
 

TIME AND LONGITUDE

  1 24 Hour System
  2 Time Zones and Relation to Longitude
  3 Conversion of UTC to Local and Vice Versa
  4 Morning and Evening Twilight Charts
 

PILOT NAVIGATION

  1 Use of Aeronautical Charts
  2 Measurement of Track and Distance
  3 Map Reading
  4 Setting Heading - Visual Angle of Departure
  5 Check-points and Pin-points
  6 Use of Position Lines to Obtain a Fix
  7 Ground Speed Checks and E.T.A. Revisions
  8 Track Made Good
  9 Determining Drift by 10o Lines
  10 1 in 60 rule
  11 Double Track Error Method to Regain Track
  12 Sum of Opening and Closing Angles to Destination
  13 Visual Alteration Method of Correcting to Track
  14 Diversion to Alternate
  15 Return to Departure Point (Reciprocal Track)
  16 Low Level Navigation
  17 Deduced (Dead) Reckoning (DR Navigation)
  18 In-flight Log and Mental Calculations
  19 Procedures When Lost
  20 Air and Ground Position
  21 Variation/Deviation
  22 True Track/Magnetic Track
  23 True/Magnetic/Compass Headings
  24 Indicated/Calibrated Airspeed (IAS/CAS)
  25 True Airspeed/Ground Speed (TAS, G/S)
  26 Compass Errors
  27 Radio Communications (as per Section 1.)
 

TRIANGLE OF VELOCITIES

  1 True Airspeed and Heading
  2 Wind Velocity
  3 Ground Speed and Track
 
 

NAVIGATION COMPUTERS

  1 Heading and True Airspeed
  2 Applying the Wind
  3 True Track and Ground Speed
  4 Magnetic Heading and Magnetic Track
  5 Pressure/Density and True Altitudes
  6 Indicated/Calibrated/True Airspeed
  7 Time/Ground Speed/Distance
  8 Fuel Consumption and Conversions
  9 Climbs/Descents
 

PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION

  1 Factors Affecting Choice of Route
  2 Map Preparation
  3 Meteorological Information
  4 NOTAM
  5 Selection of Check-points
  6 Fuel Requirements
  7 Weight and Balance
  8 Use of Canada Flight Supplement
  9 Flight Plans/Itineraries
  10 Flight Log Forms
  11 Documents to be Carried in Aircraft
  12 Aircraft Serviceability
 

RADIO THEORY

  1 Characteristics of Low/High and Very High Frequency Radio Waves
  2 Frequency Bands Used in Navigation and Communication
  3 Operational Limitations
 

VHF OMNIDIRECTION RANGE (VOR)

  1 Principles of Operation
  2 Aircraft Equipment
  3 Tuning and Identifying
  4 Serviceability Check
  5 Interpretation/Orientation/Homing
  6 Intercepting Predetermined Radials and Tracking
  7 Position Lines and Fixes
  8 Time and Distance Formula
   9 VHF (VOR) Airways and Air Routes
 
 

AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDER

  1 Principles of Operation
  2 Aircraft Equipment
  3 Tuning and Identifying
  4 Serviceability Check
  5 Interpretation/Orientation/Homing
  6 Intercepting Predetermined Tracks and Tracking
  7 Position Lines and Fixes
  8 Relative Bearings/Conversion to Magnetic/True Bearings
  9 Time and Distance Formula
  10 Inaccuracies/Limitations
  11 LF/MF (NDB) Airways and Air Routes
 

RADIO MAGNETIC INDICATOR (RMI)

  1 Basic Principles, Uses and Limitations
 

GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM (GNSS/GPS)

  1 Principles of Operation
  2 Aircraft Equipment
  3 Serviceability Checks
  4 Interpretation, Orientation and Tracking
 

OTHER RADIO AND RADAR AIDS - BASIC PRINCIPLES AND USE

  1 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
  2 Transponder
  3 Emergency Locator Transmitter
  4 VHF Direction Finding (DF) Assistance
  5 Surveillance Radar -Primary/Secondary
  6 Precision Approach Radar (PAR)