T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
1. Upon receiving initial vector, direct the IP to turn as appropriate. Maintain 200 KIAS until
transition to BAC. If a descent is required, report leaving present altitude and conduct an enroute
descent to the assigned altitude.
Set up the appropriate NAVAIDs.
Monitor destination NAVAIDs as an aid in orientation as well as a
means of preparation for the approach.
Tune and identify the station.
Tune: Tune the proper frequency.
Identify: Identify the station with Morse Code.
Monitor: Navigation information is reliable only when:
The warning indicator (red X) is not displayed.
The NAVAID identifier is received.
The aircraft is in within the usable range of the equipment.
Confirm: Confirm the correct source for the bearing pointer and CDI.
Twist: Twist the proper course into the CDI.
4. Follow the radar vectors assigned by Approach Control to intercept the FAC. Once cleared
for the approach, the student is responsible for navigating along the FAC. If a descent is
required, it is performed using enroute descent procedures. Normally, Approach Control will
have the aircraft descend to final approach altitude prior to intercepting the FAC.
ATC should advise the aircrew of position relative to the FAF
prior to providing approach clearance.
The student will direct the pilot to slow to 120 KIAS and take BAC when:
The aircraft position is within 4 NM from the FAF.
The aircraft heading is within 90° of the FAC.
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