1.16. Flight Guidance Systems and Navigation Systems

[Depending on the how your Aeroplane 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 the pilot are to be set up and crosschecked by the pilot. The purpose of this directive is to make more apparent a deviation from the desired.
  2. Flight Guidance - Autoflight — [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your Aeroplane or not at all if your Aeroplane is not appropriately equipped.] Whenever in autoflight, the Pilot shall make all flight guidance systems selections. Further direction specific to other phases of flight is available elsewhere in the SCSOPs.
  3. Flight Guidance - Manual Flight — [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your Aeroplane or not at all if your Aeroplane is not appropriately equipped.] Whenever in manual flight, the Pilot shall make all flight guidance systems selections. Further direction specific to other phases of flight is available elsewhere in the SCSOPs.
  4. Navigation Displays — [The contents of this section are largely dependent on the equipment installed on your Aeroplane.] 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 SCSOPs:
    1. heading reminders (heading bugs) should be set to the same heading;
    2. 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. 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 the pilot may be set at that individual's preference provided that sufficient information is displayed for the procedure being flown.

 
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