Global Navigation for Pilots International Flight Techniques and Procedures

ISBN-10: 1560273127

ISBN-13: 9781560273127

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

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Description: With every aspect of pilot navigation -- from a discussion of International Civil Aviation Organisation history and regulations to planning, flight operations, and navigation equipment -- this book is written with the precision required for classroom instruction while retaining the readability needed for a general audience. Explained are aeronautical charts and maps, navigation techniques for plotting and distance measuring, and complex technologies.

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction and International Regulations
Introduction to Global Navigation
Earlier Days of Navigation
The Science and Art of Navigation
The Arrangement and Use of This Book
Sources of Navigational Information
A Historical Background of International Air Law
The Question of Sovereignty in Airspace
The Paris Convention 1919
The Havana Convention 1928
Worldwide International Law
The Warsaw Convention 1929
The Chicago Conference 1944
The History of ICAO
The Bermuda Agreement 1946
ICAO--The Organization Described
The Assembly
The Council
The Secretariat
ICAO Rules
Signals
The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
Definitions
Transporting Dangerous Goods
ICAO Identifying Codes
Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks
International Airport Identifiers
Earth Reference Systems
Location
LOP and Fix
FRD
Direction
Terms of Direction
Great Circle and Rhumb Line Direction
Distance
Latitude and Longitude
Size and Shape of the Earth
Great and Small Circles
Latitude and Longitude as a Reference System
A Change in the Geodetic Referencing System
Summary
Study Questions
Maps and Charts
Charts vs. Maps
Charts and Projections
Choice of Projection
Classification of Projections
Azimuthal Projections
Cylindrical Projections
Conic Projections
Aeronautical Charts
Scale
DOD Aeronautical Charts and Flight Information Publications
Jeppesen Sanderson
Governments
Study Questions
Basic Navigation Instruments
Introduction
Direction
Basic Instruments
Earth's Magnetic Field
Compasses
Magnetic Compass
Direct Indicating Magnetic Compass
Compass Compensation
Vertical Card Compasses
Magnetic Compass Errors
The Remote Indicating Magnetic Compass
Gyroscopes as Directional Indicators
Gyrocompass Errors
Using the Gyrocompass in the North
Track
Driftmeter
Study Questions
Basic Navigation Techniques
Introduction
Dead Reckoning Navigation
The Running Fix
The Single LOP Approach
Precision Dead Reckoning
Doppler
Explanation of Terms
Plotting
Plotting Procedure, Mercator Chart
Plotting Procedures, Lambert Conformal and Gnomonic Charts
International Trip Planning and Preparation
The Checklist
Planning Resources
DOD Aeronautical Charts and Flight Information Publications
Aeronautical Chart Currency and Updating Information
Jeppesen Sanderson
Planning Services
International Planning Service Providers
Computer Access Services
Additional Resources
Preliminary Planning
International Flight Planning--the Concept
What to Expect Upon Arrival
The International Flight Plan
General Instructions
Itemized Instructions for Flight Plan Completion
Completing the Flight Planning Process
International Flight Planning Services (IFPS)
Readings about International Culture and Customs
Trans-Oceanic and Trans-Wilderness Planning
Flight Planning for the North Atlantic
NAIGON Excerpts
Equipment Requirements
Operational Considerations in Sparsely Settled Areas
North Atlantic Route Planning
ETOPS
North Atlantic MNPS Airspace
Application of Mach Number Technique
Application of Datum Line Technique
Aircraft Minimum Navigational Capability
Flight Planning for the North Pacific
North Pacific Oceanic Route Structure
Tokyo-Honolulu Flexible Track System
Mach Number Procedures
Oceanic Position Reporting Procedures
Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System
Finishing the Planning Job
ETP and the Wet Footprint
International Flight Operations
Operational Considerations for International Flight
Cabotage
Other Entry Requirements
The Nine "Fs" of International Flight
North Atlantic Operational Considerations
Clearances
Obtaining a Clearance
ATC System Loop Errors
Position Reporting Procedures
Time and Place of Position Reports
Position Report Prefix
Contents of Position Reports
Next Position and Time Over
Next Subsequent Position
Transmission of Position Reports
Meteorological Reports
In-Flight Contingencies
International Air Traffic Control Phraseology
MNPSA Operational Considerations
ATC Flight Plans
Special Procedures for In-Flight Contingencies
Procedures for Loss of Navigational Capability
Managing Errors
Conducting the Flight in the MNPSA
Leaving the Ramp
While on Airways
ATC Oceanic Clearance
Approaching the Ocean
Oceanic Boundary Position Report
Reaching an Oceanic Waypoint
Routine Monitoring
Approaching Landfall
Monitoring During Distractions from Routine
Avoiding Confusion Between Magnetic and True
Navigation in the Area of Compass Unreliability
North Atlantic Procedures--An Example Flight
Route Planning
Track Planning
PRMS--Preferred Route Message
Preflight
ETOPS Planning
Takeoff and Enroute Alternates
Loading the Nav Systems
From Launch to Coast-Out Point
In MNPS Airspace
In-Flight Emergencies
Nearing the Coast-In Point
Arrival
Flying in Europe
European Air Traffic Flow Management
Organization and Procedures
Flight Plan Filing Requirements
The Slot Allocation Process
The Flexible Use of Airspace Concept Within Europe--Conditional Routes
New Trends and Developments
A Few Words About Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)
Hints for Flying in Europe
Flying Within the European Control System
Example Flight
International Weather
Aviation Weather Information
Meteorological Code
International Surface Reports (METAR)
General
Reporting Type, Time and Reporting Station
Wind
Visibility
Runway Visual Range
Present Weather
Clouds
Temperature and Dew Point
Altimeter Setting
Trend Forecast
Remarks
Airborne Reports
Forecasts (TAFs)
Terminal Forecasts
Volmets
ICAO Annex 3--Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation
Definitions
World Area Forecast System and Meteorological Offices
Inertial Navigation
An Introduction to Inertial Navigation
Principles of Strapdown Inertial Navigation
Introduction
Modes of Operation
Theory of Operation
Accelerometer Principle of Operation
Triple-Axis Navigation Computation
Laser Principle of Operation
The Pilot's Perspective About INS Errors
Loran-C
The Loran-C System
Introduction
Modern Loran-C Aviation Receivers
Theory of Operation
The Loran-C Chain
Chain Geometry
Chain Coverage Area
The Pulse
Received Signal Characteristics
LORAN-C Operations
Notes for Pilots
Historical Notes and the Future of Loran-C
Global Positioning System
GPS System Overview
General System Description
Program Management
System Technical Description
System Performance
Navigation Using GPS
Types of GPS Receivers and Their Applications
GPS Receiver Architectures
Time-To-First-Fix
GPS Specification and Design Issues
System Availability
Positioning Availability
Satellite Selection Criteria
Figure of Merit
Aiding Capabilities for a GPS Receiver
Types of Aiding
Aiding During Acquisition of Initial Track
Aiding to Replace a Satellite Measurement
Aiding to Maintain Satellite Track
Differential GPS
Introduction
Differential GPS Concept
DGPS Implementation Types
GPS Error Sources
GPS as an Attitude Reference System
Concept of Operation
Single and Double Differencing
Interferometry
WAAS and LAAS
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS)
Flight Management Systems
System Description
Introduction
Navigation Management Functions
Navigation Modes
Database
Guidance
Map Displays
Miscellaneous Functions
Controls
Control Display Unit
CRT
Color Assignments
Alphanumeric Keys
Scratchpad
Line-Select Keys
Function Keys
Annunciators
Brightness Control
Viewing Angle
Navigation
Time
A Concept of Vital Importance to Pilots
The Evolution of the Calendar
The Calendar of Romulus
The Numa Calendar
The Julian Calendar
The Gregorian Calendar
The First Almanacs
The Greek Olympiads
The Hebrew Calendar
The French Revolutionary Decimal Calendar
The Soviet Russia Experiments in Calendar Changing
The Julian Day of the Astronomers
Calendar Improvement
Kinds of Time
Universal Time
Stellar or Sidereal Time
The Earth's Rotation and Universal Time
Ephemeris Time
Length of the Year
The Timekeepers
NBS and USNO
The Bureau International de I'Heure
History of Time Broadcasts
Standard Time Zones and Daylight-Saving Time
How Pilots Know What Time It Is
Time From the Sky
Measuring Time
Apparent Solar Time
Mean Solar Time
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)
Local Mean Time (LMT)
Relationship of Time and Longitude
Navigation System Errors and Limitations
Risk Management
Navigation System Limitations
The Accuracy Check
The Gross Error Check
Procedures Used to Minimize Errors
Additional Procedures for Error Detection
The Use of a Master Document
Clearances
Position Plotting
Relief Crew Members
Preflight Procedures Aimed at Minimizing Error
Guarding Against Complacency--A Caution
Rare Causes of Errors
More Common Causes of Errors
Hints to Help Avoid Complacency
Celestial Concepts
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Concepts
Motions of Celestial Bodies
Apparent Motion
Seasons
Celestial Coordinates
The Celestial LOP
Observed Altitude
True Azimuth
The Celestial Fix
Duration of Daylight
Altitude Effect
Study Questions
The Future of Air Navigation
FANS
The Present Air Navigation System
Communications
Navigation
Surveillance
Air Traffic Services (ATS)
Need for Change
The Future Air Navigation System
Communications
Navigation
Surveillance
Epilogue
Glossary of Terms
Navigation Terminology
International Operations Terminology
Readings in International Etiquette and Customs ICAO Flight Plan Form (blank)
Index
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