27 June 2002
OPERATIONAL NAVIGATION AND WEAPONS
1. Operational Navigation Stage. Introduce the student to the
principles of VFR navigation with emphasis on low-level
navigation, ground feature recognition, low altitude flying
safety and precise cruise control techniques. Simulated pop-up
attacks on single-plane ONAV flights shall only be performed by
qualified fleet IPs within the confines of the designated low-
multi-plane flights, additional emphasis shall be placed on
introducing the student to realistic simulated en route attacks.
Because simulated en route attacks are prohibited when carrying
ordnance, multi-plane flights shall not be combined with any
Includes: ONAV Ground School (ONAV-01 through ONAV-06X),
Operational Navigation Flight Procedures (ONFP-01 through
ONFP-05X), and Operational Navigation simulators and flights
(ON-01S through ON-08X).
Students shall not be scheduled for other events while
in ONAV Ground School.
Students must fly five different routes during ON-04
SNA is required to complete 5 original ONAV charts,
simulator and aircraft combined, during single plane
ONAVs. The SNA is authorized to copy the original
chart for the IP on those flights. These five ONAV
charts can be a combination of either hand-made or
computer generated originals.
Students must have a minimum of 24 hours notice prior
to each previously unplanned ONAV event for preflight
All ONAV routes should be flown at 360 knots.
All ONAV routes may be flown as legs of a cross-