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39 VI. Navigation Task A. Pilotage and Dead Reckoning References 14 CFR part 61; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; Navigation Charts Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with pilotage and dead reckoning. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.VI.A.K1 Pilotage and dead reckoning. CA.VI.A.K2 Magnetic compass errors. CA.VI.A.K3 Topography. CA.VI.A.K4 Selection of appropriate: CA.VI.A.K4a a. Route CA.VI.A.K4b b. Altitude(s) CA.VI.A.K4c c. Checkpoints CA.VI.A.K5 Plotting a course, to include: CA.VI.A.K5a a. Determining heading, speed, and course CA.VI.A.K5b b. Wind correction angle CA.VI.A.K5c c. Estimating time, speed, and distance CA.VI.A.K5d d. True airspeed and density altitude CA.VI.A.K6 Power setting selection. CA.VI.A.K7 Planned versus actual flight plan calculations and required corrections. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.VI.A.R1 Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires. CA.VI.A.R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.VI.A.S1 Prepare and use a flight log. CA.VI.A.S2 Navigate by pilotage. CA.VI.A.S3 Navigate by means of pre-computed headings, groundspeeds, and elapsed time. CA.VI.A.S4 Demonstrate use of magnetic direction indicator in navigation, to include turns to headings. CA.VI.A.S5 Verify position within two nautical miles of the flight-planned route. CA.VI.A.S6 Arrive at the en route checkpoints within three minutes of the initial or revised estimated time of arrival (ETA) and provide a destination estimate. CA.VI.A.S7 Maintain the selected altitude ±100 feet and heading, ±10°.

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