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Navigation is an integral and critically important aspect of flying. If a pilot does not know where he is at all times while airborne, or cannot quickly determine his/her position in the sky by the use of the on-board equipment, then such a pilot is doomed to disaster. This chapter attempts to describe and discuss the common navigation instruments, navigation aids (both ground and airborne) and the associated systems, that together, are absolutely essential to the successful conduct of a cross country flight.
|NAVAIDS (Navigation Aids)
|VOR (Very High Frequency Omnirange)
|DME (Distance Measuring Equipment)
|ADF (Automatic Direction Finder)
|RMI (Radio Magnetic Indicator)
|ILS (Instrument Landing System)
|MLS (Microwave Landing System)
|RNAV (Area Navigation)
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