1.18. Flight Guidance Systems and Navigation Systems

[Depending on the how your aircraft is equipped it may be necessary to add to or delete from this section.]

  1. General — To the extant practical, the Flight Guidance and Navigation Systems and Displays for each pilot are to be set up similarly. The purpose of this directive is to make more apparent a deviation from the desired. Similarly, it is necessary that both pilots maintain as high a degree of situational awareness as possible. This objective is fostered by one or both pilot involving the other in the setting of systems, by advising the other pilot of system status,. More specific guidance follows.
  2. Flight Guidance - Common Procedures [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your aircraft or not at all if your aircraft is not appropriately equipped.] — As much as practical the Flight Guidance Display (Flight Director) for the PNF should be set the same as that of the PF. When both Flight Guidance Displays are set the same and a significant difference (beyond the normal limits of display accuracy) is observed, both displays shall be compared to the primary control and navigation displays. If it can be readily determined which display is in error then, subject to the AFM and other sections of the SOPs, flight may be continued using the remaining display. If both Flight Guidance Displays are found to be in error then they should be removed from view (selected to standby).
  3. Flight Guidance - Autoflight [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your aircraft or not at all if your aircraft is not appropriately equipped.] — Unless workload dictates otherwise, whenever in autoflight the PF should make all Flight Guidance selections and appropriately advise the PNF. Further direction specific to other phases of flight is available elsewhere in the SOPs.
  4. Flight Guidance - Manual Flight [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your aircraft or not at all if your aircraft is not appropriately equipped.] — Unless workload dictates otherwise, whenever in manual flight the PF should request the PNF to make all Flight Guidance selections. The PNF shall advise the PF of the of the completion of requested Flight Guidance selections. Further direction specific to other phases of flight is available elsewhere in the SOPs.
  5. Navigation Displays [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your aircraft.] — There is a good deal of variation amongst pilots in how each one best assimilates information. Therefore, it may not be advantageous to be overly specific in directing how a pilot is to set up the navigation displays at a particular station. However, some commonality is useful in that crew members can more readily detect inappropriate selections in there own and other displays if there is some common basic coordination requirement. The following is provided as guidance; further direction is provided elsewhere in the SOPs:
    1. both heading reminders (heading bugs) should be set to the same heading;
    2. both course displays (track bars) should be set to the same navigation and track information unless one is required to display other information (such as crossing fix position);
    3. both course displays should be set to the same NAVAID unless otherwise required;
    4. at least one bearing pointer should be set to display navigation information for the procedure being flown (if applicable);
    5. additional bearing pointers may be set to the individual pilot preference;
    6. the mode of display (arc, map, HSI, etc.) for each pilot may be set at that individual's preference provided that sufficient information is displayed for the procedure being flown.

 
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