[Introduction to Navigation [Aviation Theory]] -- Flightsim Aviation Zone - Number 1 Flight Simulation and Aviation Resource! Information, Tools, Downloads, Databases, FAQ, Aviation Humour, Glossaries, Directory, FS2006, Multimedia, Screenshots, Free Flight Planner, Weather Reports | Aviation Databases - aircraft, airports, airlines, countries, timezones | Flight Simulator X
  Tuesday 16 October 2018 21:51 GMT  

Aviation Theory

Introduction to Navigation

Previous Chapter Transponders -- Table of Contents -- VOR Navigation part 1 Next Chapter


Since most of the flying we are concerned with using SB/PC is IFR, we will be looking at navigation mainly from that standpoint. Although it is possible to fly cross country without the aid of any navigation other than ATC radar vectors, learning navigation will do a couple of things for you. First, it will make the controllers VERY happy when they clear you "...direct XYZ VOR" and you do it! Second, it will allow you to find your way around the skies by a variety of navaids and open up a whole new world of simulator flying.


In the following lessons, we will cover Radar, VOR/VORTAC, DME, ADF/NDB and ILS navigation. We will discuss both enroute navigation and approaches using each navaid. There are three other types of radio navigation that are not usable in simulation (at this time) and these will not be covered. They are RNAV, MLS, and LORAN.

The goal of these lessons will be to familiarize you with the navaids and how to use them for tracking to for from a ground station. A thorough understanding of the lessons in this section will help you greatly in later lessons when we will be considering more advanced procedures such as SIDs, STARs, holding patterns, and instrument approaches.

Previous Chapter Transponders -- Table of Contents -- VOR Navigation part 1 Next Chapter

Aviation Theory -- Flightsim Aviation Zone

Top of page
add to favorites @ E-mail this! Link to this!
Top of page
© 2002-2018 - Legal | Contact | Advertise | Sitemap
Visit our $pons0rs:
hosted by 123XS || also visit: Flightsim Search & Aviation Search || Link to us!