Pilot Navigation


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AVI120 - Pilot Navigation



This course prepares the student for basic VFR navigation, including flight planning and en-route procedures as well as the understanding of charts and flight publications. Use of radio aids to navigation is also covered. Topics are: the earth, position, direction, distance, speed, bearings, the magnetic compass, triangle of velocities, E6-B flight computer, the effect of wind on the position of an aircraft in flight, the understanding and use of aeronautical charts and maps, the Canada flight supplement, aeronautical information publication and the Canadian airspace structure. The practical application of the theories of aircraft pilotage include: flight planning and preparation for cross country flight, route selection, checkpoints, safety altitudes, flight plans, weather requirements, set heading, en route, destination, diversion and lost procedures, as well as the use of short range radio navigation aids. A passing grade of a minimum of 60% must be obtained in this course in order to be recommended to write the Transport Canada Private and Commercial Examinations.

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