AEREAL NAVIGATION AND CTA
The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and application aspects for understanding air navigation systems and its cartography.
Knowledge and understanding: The student must demonstrate knowledge related to navigation and cartography able to define airplane navigation.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: The student must demonstrate knowing how to use the acquired concepts and the tools necessary for realizing air navigation systems and its cartography;
Judgment autonomy: The student must be able to know how to independently evaluate the processes of air navigation and to indicate the main cartography supports.
The student must have the ability to easily explain air navigation ì with the correct use of scientific language.
Students must be able to progressively acquire autonomy and to continuously update their knowledge through the study of publications (also in English) in order to acquire the ability to deepen the topics of air navigation systems and its cartography.
It is necessary to acquire and assimilate the knowledge provided by the courses of Mathematical Analysis, Physics and Geodesy and Navigation.
− Earth shape and geographic coordinates. Capsule Instruments (standard atmosphere, pressure and density, sound velocity, pressure measurement, temperature measurement, barometric altimeter, altimeter settings, temperature correction, altimeter errors, variometer, Bernoulli's reports, Speed indicators, high speed measurement, mach-meter, effective speed indicator, mach-anemometer, Central Air Data Computer).
Pressure Line of Position (PLOP) and minimum time routes:
− Isobaric Navigation Principle, Radar Altimeter, Single Flight Route, Minimum Time Tracks.
− terrestrial magnetism, aircraft magnetism, compass description, compensation, conversion and correction, compass use in air navigation.
− wind triangle, graphic and analytic solution of wind problems.
− cartographic representation, requirements of a navigation chart, chart classification, ICAO Charts.
Aeronautical information service:
− Purposes, Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), NOTAM, Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC), Aeronautical Cartography.
− V. Nastro – G. Messina, Fondamenti di Navigazione aerea, Hoepli editore, 2001
− V. Nastro – G. Messina, Navigazione aerea, Hoepli editore, 2003
For PLOP and AIS topics:
− V. Nastro, Assistenza al volo e controllo del traffico aereo, Hoepli, Milano 2004
− V. Nastro – G. Messina, Sistemi di Navigazione Aerea a Lungo Raggio, Hoepli, 2003
The objective of the exam is to check the level of achievement of the topics previously indicated.
The exam consists of an oral test in which the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course will be evaluated.
Examination is not exceeded if the score is less than 18/30.