Chapter 1: Introduction to Airborne Navigation and Communications Equipment

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CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION TO AIRBORNE NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
EQUIPMENT AND PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
100. INTRODUCTION
This chapter introduces the student to the communications and navigation equipment installed in
the T-34C, navigational aids, and their principles of operation.
101. LESSON TOPIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES
TERMINAL OBJECTIVES
1.1 Recall the operation, frequency ranges, and limitations of the radios and navigational
1.2  Recall the principles of operation of the VOR, TACAN, and the function and modes of the
transponder.
1.3  Interpret how to orient the aircraft's position with reference to the navigational instruments
displayed in the T-34C cockpit and recall two basic methods of radial to radial intercepts.
ENABLING OBJECTIVES
1.1.1 Identify the radios installed in the T-34C.
1.1.2 State the functions and frequency ranges of VOR, TACAN, NDB, and two-way voice
1.1.3 State the functions and frequency ranges of VOR, TACAN, and NDB stations.
1.1.4 State the functions and frequency ranges of the radios installed in the T-34C.
1.2.1 Define the operational principles of the VOR navigational system.
1.2.2 Define the operational principles of the TACAN navigational system.
1.2.3 List the differences between the VOR and TACAN navigational systems.
1.2.4 Define the cone of confusion.
1.2.5 List the primary and secondary items used to identify "station passage" over VOR and