Exercise 30 - Instrument Flying 5 - Radio Aids

GROUND SCHOOL POINTS

  1. VOR Procedures
    1. establishing position
    2. intercepting a given radial
    3. tracking inbound and outbound, with drift correction
    4. station passage.
  2. ADF Procedures
    1. establishing position
    2. intercepting a predetermined heading
    3. tracking inbound and outbound, with drift correction
    4. station passage.

PREPARATORY INSTRUCTION

Aim

For the student to learn VOR and ADF orientation and tracking procedures.

Motivation

VOR and ADF are very effective aids to navigation, particularly at night and other circumstances when clearly identifiable landmarks are scarce or hard to verify.

Teaching Points

    1. VOR

      Review the practical aspects of:

      1. serviceability checks, station tuning and identification.
      2. establishing the aircraft's position relative to the station.
      3. intercepting a given radial.
      4. tracking inbound on a given radial.
      5. indications of station passage.
      6. tracking outbound on a given radial.
    2. ADF

      Review the practical aspects of:

      1. serviceability checks, station tuning and identification.
      2. establishing the aircraft's position relative to the station.
      3. intercepting a given inbound track.
      4. tracking inbound with drift correction.
      5. indications of station passage.
      6. tracking outbound, with drift correction.
    3. Other Radio Aids

      Review the practical uses and operation of other radio aids with which the training helicopter is equipped.

Confirmation

PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING

AIR LESSON
    1. Review earlier instrument air exercises.
    2. Demonstrate use of the VOR as briefed.
    3. Student practice.
    4. Demonstrate use of the ADF as briefed.
    5. Student practice.
    6. Demonstrate use of other radio aids, as briefed.
    7. Student practice.

POST FLIGHT DEBRIEFING

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