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VI. Navigation 40 Task B. Navigation Systems and Radar Services References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-6, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM Note: The evaluator should reference the manufacturer's equipment supplement(s) as necessary. Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with navigation systems and radar services. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.VI.B.K1 Ground-based navigation (orientation, course determination, equipment, tests, and regulations). CA.VI.B.K2 Satellite-based navigation (e.g. equipment, regulations, authorized use of databases, and Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM)). CA.VI.B.K3 Radar assistance to VFR aircraft (e.g. operations, equipment, available services, traffic advisories). CA.VI.B.K4 Transponder (Mode(s) A, C, and S). Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.VI.B.R1 Failure to manage automated navigation and auto flight systems. CA.VI.B.R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. CA.VI.B.R3 Limitations of the navigation system in use. CA.VI.B.R4 Loss of a navigation signal. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.VI.B.S1 Use an airborne electronic navigation system. CA.VI.B.S2 Determine the airplane's position using the navigation system. CA.VI.B.S3 Intercept and track a given course, radial, or bearing, as appropriate. CA.VI.B.S4 Recognize and describe the indication of station or waypoint passage, if appropriate. CA.VI.B.S5 Recognize signal loss and take appropriate action, if applicable. CA.VI.B.S6 Use proper communication procedures when utilizing radar services. CA.VI.B.S7 Maintain the appropriate altitude, ±100 feet and headings ±10°.

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