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Meteorology & Navigation

1 CR - 110 Hours


Meteorology - 55 Hours III.1 Atmospheric Pressure - Measurements - Station Pressure - Sea Level Pressure -Pressure Systems and Variations - Effects of Temperature

III.2 Isobars -Horizontal Pressure Differences

III.3 Meteorological Aspects of Altimetry - Pressure Altitude - Density Altitude - Altimeter Settings

III.4 Consideration when Flying from High to Low Pressure and Temperature Areas - Vice Versa

III.5 Temperature - Heating Cooling of the Atmosphere - Convection -Advection - Radiation

III.6 Temperature Variations with Altitude - Inversions - Isothermal Layers

III.7 Moisture - Relative Humidity / Dew Point - Change of State - Sublimation / Condensation - Cloud Formation - Saturated / Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate

III.8 Stability and Instability - Lapse Rate - Modification of Stability

III.9 Characteristics of Stable / Unstable Air - Surface Heating and Cooling

III.10 Lifting Processes
III.11 Clouds - Classification - Formation and Structure - Types and Recognition
III.12 Associated Precipitation and Turbulence
III.13 Turbulence - Convection - Mechanical - Orographic - Wind Shear
III.14 Clear Turbulence - Reporting Criteria
III.15 Wind - Pressure Gradient - Deflection - Low Level Winds - Surface

III.16 Friction - Centrifugal Force - Veer / Back - Squall / Gusts - Diurnal Effect

III.17 Katabatic / Anabatic Effects - Topographical Effects - Wind Sheer -Types / Causes

III.18 Jet Stream - Composition / Altitude / Seasonal Variance

III.19 Air Masses - Fronts and Frontal

III.20 Aviation Weather Reports - Aviation Forecasts

III.21 Weather Maps and Prognostic Charts

Navigation - 55 Hours III.1 Locating Position by Latitude and Longitude - Navigation Aids - Enroute Low Altitude Charts

III.2 Time and Longitude 24 Hour System - Time Zones

III.3 Conversion of UTC to Local and Vise Versa

III.4 Finding the Sun's True Bearing by Pre-Computed Tables

III.5 Pilot Navigation - Aeronautical Charts - Measurement of Track and Distance

III.6 Map Reading - Setting a Heading - Visual Angle of Departure - Check Points and Pin-Points

III.7 Use of Position Lines to Obtain a Fix - Ground Speed Checks E.T.A Revisions

III.8 Track made Good - Determining Drift by 10 degree Lines - Double Track Error to Regain Track

III.9 Sum of Opening and Closing Angles to Destination

III.10 Visual Alteration Method of Correcting to Track

III.11 Diversion to Alternate - Return to Departure Point (Reciprocal Track)
III.12 Low Level Navigation - Deduced Reckoning Navigation

III.13 In-Flight Log and Mental Calculations - Procedures When Lost

III.14 Air and Ground Position - Variation / Deviation

III.15 True Track / Magnetic Track - True Track Compass Headings - Indicated / Calibrated Airspeed - True Airspeed / Ground Speed - Compass Errors

III.16 Triangle of Velocities -True Airspeed and Heading - Wind Velocity - Ground Speed and Track

III.17 Navigation and Computers
III.18 Pre-Flight Preparation - Choice of Route - Map Preparation - Meteorological Information - Check - points - Fuel Requirements - Flight Plans - Flight Log - Required Documentation - Aircraft  Serviceability

III.19 Radio Theory (VOR) - Principles of Operation - Tuning and Identifying -Interpretation / Orientation / Homing

III.20 Radials and tracking - Position Lines and Fixes - Time and Distance - VHF (VOR) Airways and Routes

III.21 Automatic Direction Finder - Principles of Operation - Tuning and Identifying

III.22 Interpretation / Orientation / Homing / Tracks and Tracking
III.23 Position Lines and Fixes - Relative Bearings and Conversion to Magnetic / True Bearings
III.24 Time and Distance Formula - Inaccuracies / Limitations

III.25 Radio Magnetic Indicator

III.26 Long Range Area Navigation (Loran C)

III.27 Global Navigation Satellite System

III.28 Radio Radar Aids

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