Prepare for the General Navigation exam, plus explore the practical aspects of navigation that might be encountered during commercial airline operations.
The subject General Navigation deals with the question of how a pilot can be safely guided. It covers the basics of navigation, such as the structure of the solar system, the origin of the seasons, geomagnetism and the function of a magnetic compass and navigational definition of key terms. A separate chapter deals with the issue of aeronautical charts and the different projection methods. Finally, this volume is dedicated to the navigation in flight, the detection of deviations from the planned course and any necessary corrections, the creation of a flight plan and use of the information contained therein in flight. Always up to date, printed on demand and using QR codes to provide animated graphics, this book presents this knowledge step-by-step.