Ground 6 - Instrument Navigation

Objective

The purpose of this lesson is to develop the learner's ability to:

  • explain the principles of operation and limitations of VOR, DME, GPS and ADF navigation equipment.
  • demonstrate how to navigate using VOR, DME, GPS and ADF navigation equipment.
Preparation

Study these chapters in the Jeppesen Instrument Commercial Textbook and answer the end-of-section review questions.

  • Chapter 2 - Principles of Instrument Flight
    • Section C - Instrument Navigation
Learning Objectives
VOR Navigation
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain VOR Principles of operation
Explain VOR Operational considerations and limitations
Explain VOR Orientation, tracking and intercepting
Explain VOR Determining progress along an airway - cross radials
Explain VOR Station Passage
Explain DME Principles of Operation
Explain DME Operational considerations and limitations
Explain DME Arcs
Area Navigation (RNAV)
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain RNAV Systems, Capabilities and Limitations
Explain Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
GPS Navigation
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain GPS Principles of Operation
Explain Requirements for IFR GPS Navigation
Explain Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and Ground-based Augmentation System (GBAS)
Explain Navigating with GPS
Explain Using GPS in-lieu-of VOR, ADF and DME
ADF Navigation
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain ADF Principles of Operation
Explain ADF Operational Considerations and Limitations
Explain Intercepting and Tracking a Bearing
Explain Radio Magnetic Indicator
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain the operation and limitations of VOR, DME, GPS and ADF navigation systems.
  • demonstrate how to navigate using VOR, DME, GPS and ADF navigation equipment.