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Improve Your Piloting Skills with Today's Best Navigation Guide Now Updated with the Latest Cockpit Technology and Tools!
The Aviator's Guide to Navigation has been revised and updated to equip experienced pilots and aviation students with a complete tutorial on modern navigation systems. From the basics of dead reckoning to the most advanced “glass cockpit” EFIS systems, the Fourth Edition of this comprehensive guide explains the full range of air navigation innovations, covering all the new technologies and tools that have emerged in the past ten years.
Readers will find valuable new material on distance measuring equipment (DME), long-range navigation, and The Next Generation Navigation System. Filled with a wealth of detailed illustrations, the Fourth Edition of The Aviator's Guide to Navigation features:
- A highly readable tutorial on navigation fundamentals
- Expert information on cutting-edge navigation tools and technologies that are changing how pilots fly
- New to this edition: New information on GPS navigation and flight management systems, distance measuring equipment, area navigation, critical fuel scenarios, and international operations
Everything a Pilot Needs to Know About Navigation • Pilotage and Dead Reckoning • VOR Navigation Fundamentals • Distance Measuring Equipment • VOR/DME Navigation • VOR/DME Area Navigation • NDB Navigation • Ground-Based Radar Navigation • Instrument Approaches • Principles of Global Navigation • Loran-C • Inertial Navigation Systems • GPS Navigation • Long-Range and Over-Water Navigation • Non-Radar Navigation • Flight Management Systems • The Next Generation Navigation System • Appendixes
The Aviator's Guide to Navigation has been the aviator's navigation bible for nearly 20 years. Here, in a thoroughly revised new edition, is a complete tutorial on modern navigation systems. This book explains the many systems of air navigation, from the basics of dead reckoning to the most advanced "glass cockpit" EFIS systems. Technology has greatly changed aviation practices have changed tremendously in the past ten years: some systems have disappeared, some are less important, and key new technologies have emerged. The Aviator's Guide to Navigation covers them all, clearly enough for the advanced student pilot, and with enough depth for the professional.
About the Author
Donald J. Clausing is an experienced pilot with more than 14,000 hours. A rated Captain on the Cessna Citation, the Falcon 20, as well as the Boeing 727 and 757/767, he also served as Captain and Check Airman on the Lockheed 1011. Clausing was awarded the Air Medal for his service during the Gulf War. He has written for many aviation magazines, including Flying, Professional Pilot, AOPA Pilot, and Plane and Pilot.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Chapter 2. VOR Navigation Fundamentals
Chapter 3. Distance Measuring Equipment
Chapter 4. VOR/DME Navigation
Chapter 5. VOR/DME Area Navigation
Chapter 6. NDB Navigation
Chapter 7. Ground-Based Radar Navigation
Chapter 8. Instrument Approaches
Chapter 9. Principles of Global Navigation
Chapter 10. Loran-C Navigation
Chapter 11. Inertial Navigation Systems
Chapter 12. Satellite Navigation
Chapter 13. Long-Range and Overwater Navigation
Chapter 14. Nonradar Navigation
Chapter 15. Flight Management Systems
Chapter 16. The Next Generation Air Navigation System
APPENDIX A: DOCUMENT SOURCES
APPENDIX B: AERONAUTICAL CHART SOURCES
APPENDIX C: ABBREVIATIONS