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Tables of Contents for Light Airplane Navigation Essentials
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
xiii
2
Introduction
xv
 
1 The flat Earth and Eratosthenes
1
8
Global misconception
2
1
The Eratosthenes Discovery
3
6
2 Sectional charts and symbols
9
8
Charts for Navigation
10
2
Charts Are Not Maps and Vice Versa
12
1
Aeronautical Information
13
2
Sectional Chart Symbols
15
2
3 Latitude and longitude
17
6
The Coordinate System
18
5
4 The navigation plotter
23
6
Using the Navigation Plotter
24
4
Plotter Practice
28
1
5 True course and true heading: the computer wind face
29
10
Wind Drift
30
1
The Wind Triangle
31
5
The Flight Computer
36
3
6 Variation and deviation to compass heading
39
6
Variation
40
1
Deviation
41
4
7 Airplane speeds - IAS to CAS to TAS to GS
45
8
Airspeed Measurements
45
8
8 The navigation record. Time/speed/distance, fuel consumption
53
14
CRM for Single-Pilot Operations
53
1
Checkpoints
54
4
How Much Time?
58
3
How Much Fuel?
61
6
9 Aircraft climb performance and fuel reserves
67
6
Climb Information
68
2
Climb Profile
70
3
10 Which altitude should be flown?
73
6
Interpreting the wind report
74
1
Common sense altitude selection
75
4
11 The complete Navigation Record
79
12
True Course and Checkpoints
79
2
Altitude Selection
81
1
Speed Calculations
81
3
Variation and Deviation
84
1
Climb Considerations
85
1
Cruise Considerations
85
2
Time and Fuel
87
4
12 The VFR Flight Plan
91
8
Free Insurance
91
2
The FAA Flight Plan Form
93
5
Activating the Flight Plan
98
1
13 Navigation Record in-flight and the Missing Wind Problem
99
8
In-flight navigation example
101
3
The 60 to 1 Ratio
104
1
The Missing Wind Problem
104
3
14 Weather briefings and in-flight weather information
107
20
Pre-flight
107
5
The New Automated Flight Service Stations
112
1
In-flight
113
6
15 VOR Introduction
119
3
The VOR Equipment
122
1
VOR Wind Correction
123
4
16 VOR indications and positions
127
8
Where Am I? Using VOR
127
8
17 VOR receiver checks and DME
135
8
Testing the VOR for Accuracy
137
2
Distance Measuring Equipment
139
4
18 VOR and lost procedures
143
6
If You Get Lost - Use VOR To Get Found
144
2
Air Traffic Control Can Help
146
3
19 NDB introduction
149
8
Where Am I? Using ADF
153
4
20 ADF indications and positions
157
2
21 LORAN and GPS
159
20
Background
159
1
Theory
160
3
Accuracy
163
2
Limitations and Disadvantages
165
3
Advantages
168
1
NAVSTAR/GPS
168
1
Background
168
2
Description
170
1
Theory
170
2
Accuracy
172
3
Differential GPS
175
1
Uses
175
4
22 Navigation in the glass cockpit
179
14
Flight Management Computer
179
5
Control Display Unit
184
1
Inertial Reference System
184
2
Autopilot and Flight Director System
186
2
Autothrottles
188
1
Electronic Flight Instrument System
188
2
Navigation
190
1
Conclusion
191
2
23 Airspace rules and collision avoidance
193
10
See and Avoid
193
2
The Controlled versus Uncontrolled Airspace Misunderstanding
195
4
A Mixture of VFR and IFR Traffic
199
4
24 The airspace boundaries and Class E airspace
203
6
Class E to the surface
206
3
25 Special VFR and FSS communications
209
4
A Class E Roadblock
210
1
The Special VFR Clearance
210
3
26 Class D, Class C, Class B, and Class A airspace
213
6
Class D Airspace
213
2
Class C Airspace
215
1
Class B Airspace
215
3
Class A Airspace
218
1
27 The "vertical" airspace diagram
219
2
Looking Up for Airspace Types
219
12
28 Special use airspace
231
4
Prohibited Area
231
1
Restricted Area
232
1
Warning Area
232
1
Alert Area
232
1
MOAs
232
1
MTRs
233
1
Controlled Firing Area
233
2
Glossary
235
8
Index
243