Questions tagged [navigation]

Navigation is the process of planning and controlling travel from one location to another. There are many methods of navigation using different techniques and instruments.

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How do I know when to read a number as (for example) 241 or 24.1 off the navigation computer?

How do I know in what way I should read a number off the naviagtion computer scale on the slide rule side? Eg. 241 and 24.1
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What's the difference between a Sole Means Navigation System and a Primary Means Navigation System? [closed]

For bonus points, how you define a supplemental means navigation system?
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How can I use a magnetic declination chart to calculate true track, magnetic track and magnetic variation?

If I am given values such as 30 degrees south and 75 degrees east with a true track value such as 70 degrees, how would I calculate the magnetic track? I understand that True track = Magnetic + ...
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Can single engine/smaller aircraft turn off ADS-B?

I was just looking at the adsbexchange website, and was wondering if it was possible for smaller, private aircraft to turn off their ADS-B? I was wondering this because id figure that maybe not ...
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What do the Airway Letters and the following numbers mean? [duplicate]

For example, from RCTP - ZGGG the route is AJENT MKG A1 ANPOG R200 GLN W22 IDUMA via the AJENT SID to the IDUMA STAR. What does "A1 or R200 or W22" mean? Are they just randomly allocated letters with ...
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What is meant by Manual Tuning of ADF/NDB using BFO? [duplicate]

As NDB transmission is either N0NA1A(requires BFO to be turned on for Manual Tuning, Identification and Monitoring) or N0NA2A(BFO turned on only for Manual Tuning). My question is what exactly is ...
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where can i get a aviation map of korea with the moes, and highways and vectors [closed]

ive been searching for a aviation map of South Korea and cant find anyone that sells it. does anyone know where I can find one for flight planning
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How do I calculate the aircraft's deviation from track in this exam question?

I’ll have my PPL exam soon. I asked my instructor at the school about this question and even he doesn’t know the answer. I’ll appreciate your help. Question 22 Flight from point A to point ...
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What is the possibility of technology like Google's balloon reducing overall connectivity and internet costs? [closed]

What is the possibility of technology like Google's balloon and its Facebook equivalent replacing satelite technology for internet access in aircraft given the rise in the next tech revolution on the ...
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Is there a Non Directional Beacon(NDB) morse code sound database?

I need to know what is the morse code sound of: CALL: OZ Khz: 212 QTH: RUCKR lat: 31.2292 long:-85.7917 I found this website, but I could not find the sound of different NDBs: http://classaxe.com/dx/...
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What does steering angle mean? [closed]

I'm reading the UAVSAR data format and in File Naming Convention section is said that if we take a typical file name: ...
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Explaining a "Great Circle Route" to young Civil Air Patrol cadets

What would be an easily understood explanation of a "Great Circle Route" for young Civil Air Patrol cadets who are being introduced to aviation and navigation principles for the first time?
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What is the meaning of this "Navigational Warning" and does it apply to the aviation industry? [closed]

This was posted at https://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2021/09/an-upcoming-trident-ii-d5-slbm-test-in.html Th blog post notes something as a "navigational warning". A few days ago a ...
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What is P-RNAV?

I came across the term P-RNAV. What is P RNAV, and what are the differences from 'standard' Area Navigation(RNAV)? Is there a specific set of requirements for P RNAV?
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Where can I find a navigation database for Brisbane?

Does anyone know of a database that details the GPS locations of beacons within Brisbane; or a data-set that tells me air routes and associated en-route beacons, way points etc.? I'd like to be able ...
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Can you broadcast a very low power nav vor signal in air?

Are there any FCC restrictions on broadcasting a test nav signal on 108.0 in the air? Or perhaps on other nav frequencies that can be received within the navigation band?
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What are some of the bigger differences world wide in VFR charts?

While discussing Aviation Charts in this SE question, JanHudec & Jwentin commented that VFR chart symbols are not internationally standardized - including airspace names and procedures. What are ...
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Did AF447 cross dangerous weather?

question Did the Air France 447 pilots endanger the passengers by not diverting around but flying straight through the weather system encountered and pictured below ? Or was this a defendable, ...
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Should I fly the true bearing or the magnetic bearing?

If you have a true bearing (track) drawn on your map but at the same time you have the magnetic bearing (as worked out from the true bearing and variation), which do you follow? the true bearing on ...
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Which frame of reference is used to calculate ground velocity? [closed]

During flight, in which frame the ground velocity components are calculated? in the body frame or in the earth frame?
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How do I answer this navigation problem?

This question is from the PPL questions book, navigation part. Given: QDM: 279° VAR: 5° W DEV: 5° E The QDR equals...
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S-tec 50 with gns 430 [closed]

S Tec 50 with an gas 430 navigation question flying a 172p with a gns430 and an s-tec 50 , my question is to fly a gps track the 50 has to be in just nav mode ? Some Manuel’s say apr should be on ...
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When and how might a pilot use the 1-in-60 rule and the 10 degree drift rule for off track error corrections?

Okay, this is a 3 part question. How would you use the 1 in 60 rule, in the air - in flight? When would you use the 10° drift line way and when would you use the 1 in 60 rule way? With reference ...
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What are the differences between VORTAC's and NDB's?

What are the differences between VORTAC's and NDB's?
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why would an aircraft use 3 red flashing lights? [closed]

i saw an aircraft taking off from a supposedly disused airfield with 3 flashing red lights. i live close to Woodford Aerodrome and saw it taking off from there with 3 flashing red lights! i was stood ...
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Do pilots of modern aircrafts still use maps, gps and compasses to find airports? [duplicate]

Do pilots of modern aircraft still need to navigate using maps, GPS and compasses to find airports? Alternatively do they use some sort of fully automated system that navigates the aircraft via ...

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