The principal aim of this book is to teach you the theory and practice which underpin successful flight planning, and the art of single-pilot, visual navigation, as well as to prepare you for the theoretical knowledge examinations of the Private Pilots Licence (PPL),
Being a competent pilot-navigator is the very essence of piloting. The foundation upon which sound pilot-navigation skills are built is meticulous flight planning.
The principal aim of this book is to teach you the theory and practice which underpin successful flight planning, and the art of single-pilot, visual navigation, as well as to prepare you for the theoretical knowledge examinations of the Private Pilots Licence (PPL), and beyond. To this end, the book consists of two sections; the first section deals with dead reckoning visual navigation techniques, that every pilot must master, and the second section is an introduction to radio-navigation aids.
Accompanying the book, is an interactive CD-ROM which teaches you how to use the analogue navigation computer which is used in the theoretical knowledge examinations, and which is still a firm favourite of many practising pilots. The CD-ROM contains thousands of self-test questions on the functionality of the navigation computer. These are in addition more than 170 end-of-chapter PPL style questions.
Contents: GENERAL NAVIGATION
CHAPTER 1: FORM OF THE EARTH
CHAPTER 2: TIME
CHAPTER 3: DIRECTION
CHAPTER 4: SPEED, DISTANCE AND TIME
CHAPTER 5: AERONAUTICAL CHARTS AND CHART-MAKING
CHAPTER 6: FEATURES ON AERONAUTICAL CHARTS
CHAPTER 7: MEASURING TRACK ANGLE AND TRACK DISTANCE
CHAPTER 8: MAP READING
CHAPTER 9: PRINCIPLES OF DEAD RECKONING AIR NAVIGATION
CHAPTER 10: ALTIMETER SETTINGS
CHAPTER 11: THE NAVIGATION COMPUTER
CHAPTER 12: FLIGHT PLANNING
CHAPTER 13: PRACTICAL NAVIGATION
CHAPTER 14: THE LOST PROCEDURE
Contents: RADIO NAVIGATION
CHAPTER 15: VHF DIRECTION FINDING (VDF)
CHAPTER 16: AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDING (ADF)
CHAPTER 17: VHF OMNI-DIRECTIONAL RANGE (VOR)
CHAPTER 18: DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT (DME)
CHAPTER 19: GROUND RADAR
CHAPTER 20: SECONDARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR (SSR)
CHAPTER 21: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
ANNEX A: THE FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE (FIS)
APPENDIX 1: PRACTICAL NAVIGATION TEST ROUTE
APPENDIX 2: SOLUTIONS FOR QUESTIONS ON PRACTICAL NAVIGATION
APPENDIX 3: AERODROME PLANS NAVIGATION AND RADIO AIDS SYLLABUS ANSWERS TO NAVIGATION AND RADIO AIDS QUESTIONS
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