This chapter discusses the navigation radios installed on the aircraft. The information is
designed to provide you with an understanding of these systems to aid in understanding
operating procedures and limitations. The nav radios provide landing aids,
independent/dependent positioning information, and flight management for the aircraft. The nav
radios consists of:
Two nav receivers
A Global Positioning System (GPS) long-range nav system
A Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) system
An ADF system
A TACAN system
An Air Traffic Control (ATC) transponder system
A Traffic Alert/TCAS
A radio altimeter system
1201. ENABLING OBJECTIVE
Recall the basic description, related systems, and operation of the nav radios.
1202. ENABLING STEPS
State the components of the nav system.
Discuss the procedures for nav tuning using the RTUs.
Discuss the procedures for nav tuning using the CDU.
Recall the information displayed by the TCAS.
Discuss the operation of the TCAS RA/VSI.
State the operational window of the radio altimeter system.
State the location of the DH set knob.