Navigation Systems and Radar Services


This Navigation Systems and Radar Services CFI Lesson Plan has come from Chapter Fourteen of The Complete CFI Binder. It can be purchased a la carte. This chapter is a total of 18 pages and contains a complete lesson for teaching your students and FAA Examiner. This file can be directly downloaded from our server and immediately consumed in any PDF viewing application, on any device that you choose. There are no viewing restrictions or limitations. You will receive instant access to the PDF File immediately after checkout.



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Navigation Systems and Radar Services

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Basic VOR Overview

  • Operation
  • Types of VOR Stations
  • Types of VOR Classes

Distance Measuring Equipment - (DME) AIM 1-1-7

  • DME Simulation

Testing VOR Receiver Accuracy

  • Thresholds

Receiver Components

  • Omni-Bearing Selector – OBS
  • Course Deviation Indicator – CDI
  • TO or FROM Indicator
  • Flag/Off

Tuning and Identifying

Intercepting a Radial

Reverse Sensing

Finding Your Way

Select Your VOR Stations

Draw Your Lines

Interactive Resources

  • VOR Simulation

Non-Directional Radio Beacon - (NDB)

  • ADF Simulation

Automatic Direction Finder – ADF

Homing vs Tracking


  • Night Effect
  • Terrain Effect
  • Electrical Effect

ATC Radar Services

  • Primary Radar
  • Secondary Radar
  • Flight Following

ATC Frequencies and Services


  • Mode A and C Transponder
  • Mode S Transponder

Radar Traffic Advisories

Mode C Requirements - §91.215

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast - (ADS-B)

  • ADS-B IN
  • ADS-B Out
  • Regulations




  • Wide Area Augmentation System - WAAS
  • Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring - RAIM

Non-IFR Certified GPS Receiver

DOD Responsibility

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