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(2) Demonstrate communication and instrument navigation
skills prerequisite to beginning the Airways Navigation Stage.
E. Airways Navigation.
After this stage, the student will be
(1) Plan a flight terminating away from home base utilizing
the high altitude jet route structure.
(2) Prepare, file, and close out an IFR flight plan.
(3) Execute the IFR flight plan without reference to a
visual horizon, using primary and degraded modes of flight
(4) Communicate in accordance with established procedures
(5) After this stage, the student will have demonstrated the
aircraft control, communication and instrument navigation skills
during day or night, without reference to a visual horizon,
and navigation equipment required to achieve a Standard
Instrument Rating in accordance with OPNAVINST 3710.7 series.
After this stage, the student will be able to:
(1) Control the aircraft during basic multi-plane formation
maneuvering, section takeoff, and landing approaches, as solo in
day visual meteorological conditions (VMC).
(2) Employ standard radio and visual signals.
(3) Perform air-to-air rendezvous.
(4) Integrate communication, lookout, and mutual support
tasks as both wingman and leader during basic multi-plane
G. Night Familiarization. After this stage, the student will
achieve "safe for solo" qualification for takeoff, landing, and
en route navigation during night VFR conditions.
H. Operational Navigation. After this stage, the student will
have demonstrated the ability to:
(1) Maneuver and DR navigate along a high-speed, low-level
training route during day VMC as solo.