Work all of the exercise problems provided in this chapter! STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!
Fly the route several times from an armchair with a stopwatch running. Come up with a scenario
at each checkpoint (1/2 NM left of course and 5 seconds late). Practice performing track analysis
and applying the appropriate corrections.
Know the area inside each turnpoint circle well enough to describe it without reference to your
Set up a game plan. Determine beforehand how to set up the low-level route entry, where and
when to start the descent, where to make required voice communications calls, when to complete
checklists, etc. Have a game plan for exiting the route as well. Remember you will be going
back to INAV procedures and doing point to points as well as instrument approaches.
Update your charts. Take advantage of the experience you gain on your early low-levels to
choose checkpoints for your later hops.
CR-2 computers are not allowed in the low-level environment. After you leave the IFR
environment put it away.
Use well organized processes CLOCK, CHART, GROUND and FIX, CORRECT, ASSESS!
Visual navigation combines procedures and art. The more tools you learn and the better the scan
that you develop, the better you will be able to fly low-level routes. Constantly try to learn more
and challenge yourself to higher faster standards.