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VI. Navigation 41 Task C. Diversion References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM; Navigation Charts Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with diversion. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.VI.C.K1 Selecting an alternate destination. CA.VI.C.K2 Situations that require deviations from flight plan and/or ATC instructions. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.VI.C.R1 Collision hazards, to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles, and wires. CA.VI.C.R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, and/or improper task management. CA.VI.C.R3 Failure to make a timely decision to divert. CA.VI.C.R4 Failure to select an appropriate airport. CA.VI.C.R5 Failure to utilize all available resources (e.g., automation, ATC, and flight deck planning aids). Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.VI.C.S1 Select a suitable airport and route for diversion. CA.VI.C.S2 Make a reasonable estimate of heading, groundspeed, arrival time, and fuel consumption to the divert airport. CA.VI.C.S3 Maintain the appropriate altitude, ±100 feet and heading, ±10°. CA.VI.C.S4 Update/interpret weather in flight. CA.VI.C.S5 Explain and use flight deck displays of digital weather and aeronautical information, as applicable.

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