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Using the CRP-1, Part 1 – Wind Calculations
Getting wind information for flight planning, calculating headings and groundspeeds using the wind up method, the wind down method, Wind Star & max drift, calculating the wind strength and direction, calculating head wind and cross wind components.
Using the CRP-1, Part 2 – Time, Distance and Speed calculations
Time, distance, speed, conversions, fuel calculations, true air speed.
Using the radio, Part 1
The basics, the phonetic alphabet, numbers, useful words & phrases, mandatory readbacks, the anatomy of the radio set, changing frequencies, pre-planning your calls, example typical flight (ATC departure, Basic Service, Class D airspace transit, Traffic Service, ATC rejoin).
Using the radio, Part 2
Mayday, Pan Pan, Practice Pan & training Fix, Categories of ATS, AFIS, AGCS,example typical VFR Flight between aerodromes without ATC.
VFR Navigation Part 1 – Using the CRP1 computer
Getting wind information for flight planning, Calculating headings  and groundspeeds using the wind up method, the wind down method, wind star & max drift, Calculating head wind and cross wind components.  (NB, largely duplicates the Using the CRP-1, Part 1 – Wind Calculations briefing)
VFR Navigation Part 2 – Preparation and Planning
Equipment, route planning, essential information, weather, estimating winds aloft, NOTAMs, Plotting to chart, measuring distance and tracks, Calculating headings  and groundspeeds with a Whizz Wheel, Preparing the PLOG, Preparing a wind star & calculating max drift.
VFR Navigation Part 3a – The Standard Closing Angle Technique
Advantages/disadvantages, How to use it, examples
VFR Navigation Part 3b – The Track Error Technique
Advantages/disadvantages, How to use the track error technique, doubling the track error, examples
VFR Navigation Part 4 – Flying the plan
Example flight Redhill to Lydd, fuel planning, flying the route, getting back on track, arrival at the destination.
VFR Navigation Part 5 – Diverting
Equipment needed, how to use it, examples.
VFR Navigation Part 6– The Magnetic Compass
Compass basics, the Earth’s magnetic field, magnetic dip, compass errors (NUSO and ANDS)
Radio Navigation Part 1 - VORs
The VOR, the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI), tune and identify, intercept and track, adjusting for wind, position fix, setting a guard rail, interpretation.
Icing
Carburettor icing, Impact icing, pitot static icing, airframe icing, types of ice, icing weather

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