The ICAO Flight Plan

Updated on 10th January,2016 The Flight Plan Correct use of the flight plan is essential for all pilots. In Ireland, flight plans can be filed by the following methods: Telephone Fax Electronically (IAA Website) In-flight This post will primarily focus on how to complete the written version of the ICAO flight plan. Students are expected […]

Measuring Latitude and Longitude

Updated on 19th April,2016 As a pilot, you will be required to either plot a latitude and longitude on a map or to find the latitude and longitude of a specific location. To Determine the Latitude of a Location Refer to Figure 1 (below). Place your ruler east-west through the location on the map/chart. Make […]

The Flight Computer

Updated on 29th March,2016 Flight Computer The flight computer is available in many formats and helps pilots complete navigation calculations. They come in both mechanical and electronic forms and are available as apps for most smartphones today. We are going to concentrate on the mechanical version today because most examiners will not permit you to […]

Navigation Diversions

How to Fly Navigation Diversions A large part of anyone’s helicopter flight training is spent on teaching Navigation. Navigation is an acquired skill and takes practice. During your skills test you will have to carry out a navigation diversion. Navigation diversions can be the most intimidating part of a License Skills Test (LST) but I […]