T-45C TS INav-02
Introduction to INav and Voice Procedures
A fundamental responsibility of a naval aviator is to
communicate clearly and concisely with controlling agencies. You
must understand ATC instructions transmitted to you, and you
must also be able to express yourself without ambiguity or
To do that you must understand the applicable ATC system
design, its rules, its practices, and its normal communication
procedures. Some ATC facilities you will work with are under
military auspices, others under civilian.
Eventually, you can also expect to work with foreign ATC facilities,
both military and civilian. Many foreign systems resemble ours;
others are quite different. Regardless, you must understand the
operating procedures applicable to your particular mission of the
moment. However, for this lesson we will only concern
ourselves with basic DoD/FAA procedures used by the U.S.
A competent aviator must also understand characteristics of the
navigation facilities used to position his or her aircraft. That
includes basic system design properties and limitations.
All true professionals possess a high degree of specialized
knowledge and the ability to employ that knowledge for a specific
purpose. A naval aviator must be able to perform his or her
military mission with skill and alacrity. You are training to become