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by Vandriver
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Define RNAV
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Define RNAV

My understanding of RNAV (Area Navigation) is that the term originated from the old onboard computer systems that plotted relative bearing and distance from VOR stations, allowing navigation to or from any point within coverage of the VOR/DME system. ie. not specifically to the VOR. The interface al...
by Vandriver
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots
Replies: 35
Views: 2007

Re: Question for the "Airliner" Pilots

As a student learning how to fly, you are doing a run-up mostly to get familiar on how to do one. So one every flight is common. I concur, with ab initio students its mostly a familiarity exercise, also When instructing i'd usually take the opportunity to give a little tid-bit of information about ...
by Vandriver
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Multiple approaches, approaches in icing, and a few tricks.
Replies: 29
Views: 1927

Re: Multiple approaches, approaches in icing, and a few tricks.

My personal SOP for multiple approaches is this: If, on the first approach you have ground contact at or above the MDA/DH (or sometimes during the MA) but no required reference to land a second approach should be tried. This is often the case in winter when SB/BLSN can make visibility variable, even...

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