VFR Flight Planning - QT

Lesson Quicktakes cover the items that should be memorized from each of the wifiCFI Lessons. They do not cover all of the lesson details in-depth.


TERMINOLOGY:

Pilotage = Navigation by reference to landmark checkpoints.

Dead Reckoning = Navigation by means of time and distance calculations.

True Course = The course measured on the chart (this is in reference to True North).

Wind Correction Angles = Adjusting heading for wind drift.

Magnetic Variation = The angular difference between True and Magnetic North.

Magnetic Heading = Correcting the True Heading for Magnetic Variation.

Magnetic Deviation = Electromagnetic fields that cause erroneous compass indications.


ALTITUDES TO FLY:

If course heading is between 000-179 = Odd altitudes + 500’.

If course heading is between 180-359 = Even altitudes +500’.


VFR FUEL REQUIREMENTS:

During the Day = Destination + 30 min.

At Night = Destination + 45 min.


LOST PROCEDURES:

The 5 C’s:

Climb.

Conserve.

Call.

Confess.

Comply.

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