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This category introduces the topic of navigation in the advanced cockpit. You will learn about flight management systems (FMS) and area navigation (RNAV) systems, an increasingly popular method of navigating that allows pilots to make more efficient use of the national airspace system. The increasing number of users is attributable to more economical and accurate satellite signal receivers and computer chips. RNAV systems may use VHF omnidirectional range (VOR); distance measuring equipment (DME) (VOR/DME, DME/DME) signals; inertial navigation systems (INS); Doppler radar; the current version of LOng RAnge Navigation (LORAN), LORAN-C (and eLORAN, as it becomes operational); and the global positioning system (GPS), to name a few. Ground-based LORAN-C is a reliable complement to spacebased GPS systems (United States Department of Defense (DOD) GPS, Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), and European Galileo in the future).
- Area Navigation (RNAV) Basics
- Flight Planning
- Navigation Database Currency (Part One)
- Navigation Database Currency (Part Two)
- Navigation Database Currency (Part Three)
- En Route Navigation (Part One)
- En Route Navigation (Part Two)
- En Route Modifications
- Descent (Part One)
- Descent (Part Two)
- Intercept And Track Course
- GPS and RNAV (GPS) Approaches
- LNAV, LNAV/VNAV, and LPV
- Course Reversals
- Missed Approaches
- Ground-Based Radio Navigation
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