Navigation knowledge is critical.
Learn traditional through advanced navigation, step-by-step.

Navigation And Advanced Avionics™ 4.0

37 interactive training modules in 5 hours teach traditional VOR navigation through advanced GPS and FMS advanced avionics.

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#1: Introduction—The overall purpose of this training is to bridge the gap between traditional navigation and advanced avionics.  Both areas of knowledge are essential for today's pilot.  The problem is that too many pilots are not sufficiently trained in the general concepts of advanced avionics.  You can't rely on "switchology" to use advanced avionics—there are many pitfalls and ramifications that the pilot needs to be aware of.  To explain this factor and to describe the use of this training, the Introduction contains these sections:
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  How To Use This Training

#2: VOR Navigation Tutorial—It's essential to know VOR navigation, whether your aircraft is equipped with traditional VOR equipment or advanced avionics.  VOR is here to stay in our national airspace system for many years to come.  Whether you're taking a flight test that requires you to be proficient with VOR, or your advanced avionics GPS system has failed, this training will give you the professional-grade   VOR skills you'll need to stay safe.  This module contains these sections:
• VOR: What are VORs? VOR: Theory VOR: Equipment
• VOR: Using VOR
 VOR: Finding Position
• VOR: Tracking
• VOR: Specifications
• VOR: Flight Scenario 1
• VOR: Flight Scenario 2

 #3: HSI and Bearing Pointers Tutorial— The use of an HSI is more common than ever in today's airplanes.  Some aircraft have mechanical HSIs, and nearly every Multi-Function Display (MFD) avionics system includes an HSI display.  Many HSIs include bearing pointers as well.  The use of the HSI and bearing pointers is an essential skill, which if properly understood, makes the pilot's job of navigating much easier than using older instrumentation.  This module contains these sections:HSI: 
 What is HSI?
• HSI: Fundamentals
• HSI: Using HSI
• Bearing Pointers: Fundamentals
• Bearing Pointers: Usage
#4: GPS Navigation Tutorial— GPS is an incredible tool for navigation.  It's more prevalent than ever, and it is one of the various navigation systems that enables point-to-point navigation.  But, understanding GPS requires old-school knowledge of dead-reckoning.  This tutorial relates traditional dead-reckoning to this advanced technology, giving the pilot a clear understanding of how GPS works and what it provides.  This module contains these sections:
 GPS: Dead Reckoning Basics
 GPS: What is GPS?
• GPS: The GPS System
• GPS: Glossary

#5: Advanced Avionics Part I Tutorial— Advanced avionics in general aviation aircraft is the greatest cockpit enhancement in decades.  Many manual tasks are now automated, allowing the pilot to focus on other tasks.  But, it also puts the pilot in the position of being a "cockpit manager," which is a new skill for many pilots.  There are pitfalls and ramifications to this change of mindset, and a pilot cannot rely on mere "button-pushing" to operate advanced avionics.  This training provides the deep understanding and procedural background that are drilled into professional flight crews who use similar equipment.  This module contains these sections:
 Advanced Avionics: Introduction
 Advanced Avionics: Cautions
• Advanced Avionics: New Skills Required
• Advanced Avionics: PFD Overview
• Advanced Avionics: MFD Overview
• FMS: Introduction
• FMS: What Is FMS?
• FMS: RNAV Basics
• FMS: Navigation Database

#6: Advanced Avionics Part II Tutorial— The concept of a Flight Management System, or FMS, is continued in this module.  Improper use of the FMS can result in a variety of problems, such as airspace violations, navigation errors, terrain separation problems, and even loss of aircraft control.  Because mere "button-pushing" is not adequate for using advanced avionics, this module explains the general and proper use of an FMS.  Having clear understanding of what the FMS is and how it works is essential for any pilot using this equipment.  This module contains these sections:
 FMS: Entering The Route
• FMS: Checking The Route
• FMS: Coupling The FMS
• FMS: Enroute
• FMS: Descent and VNAV
• FMS: Holding
• FMS: Instrument Approaches
• FMS: Missed Approach
• FMS: Information Systems

Final Exam— The 50-question Final Exam puts your knowledge to the test, and FAA WINGS credit is provided.  A passing grade validates your general understanding of VOR, GPS, RNAV, FMS, and advanced avionics and enables you to approach such equipment with knowledge and confidence.