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This category discusses the fundamentals of VFR navigation. Beginning with an introduction to the charts that can be used for navigation to the more technically advanced concept of GPS, there is one aspect of navigation that remains the same—the pilot is responsible for proper planning and the execution of that planning to ensure a safe flight.
- Aeronautical Charts
- Latitude and Longitude (Meridians and Parallels) (Part One)
- Latitude and Longitude (Meridians and Parallels) (Part Two)
- Effect of Wind
- Basic Calculations
- Dead Reckoning
- Flight Planning
- Charting the Course
- Filing a VFR Flight Plan
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part One) – Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range (VOR)
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Two)
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Three)
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Four) – VOR/DME RNAV
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Five) – Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Six) – Global Positioning System
- Ground-Based Navigation (Part Seven)
- Lost Procedures
- Flight Diversion
Rotating Flight Navigation Plotter – Rotating azimuth eases flight planning with direct course readout. 8 scales to meet the needs of all VFR aeronautical charts; nautical on one side, statute on the flip. Nautical-statute conversion scale also included.
Slide-Rule-Style E6B Flight Computer. On the circular side, black is used for the rate arrow and units to be calculated; Red is used for weight and volume; Blue is used for distance, time and temperature scales. On the wind side, colors are used to identify wind variation: blue identifies west (or right wind correction angle) and red identifies east (or left wind correction angle). ASA’s color E6-B is made with solid aluminum construction and features the functionality pilots have relied on for decades.