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Flight planning and navigation
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|Flight Planning and Navigation|
Statistics maintained by the United States Federal Aviation Administration indicate that for many years 'inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning' has been the leading causal factor in recreational flying accidents.
This groundschool guide is intended to give a summarised, overall view of adequate and safe flight planning and navigation techniques that are applicable to recreational aircraft operations under the visual flight rules, in visual meteorological conditions and within the current Australian regulations for flight operations outside controlled airspace.
PLAN THE FLIGHT — FLY THE PLAN
(No RA-Aus Pilot Certificate holder can act as pilot-in-command of an ultralight aircraft, at a distance greater than 25 nautical miles from the point of take-off, unless a cross country certificate endorsement has been issued.)
Further online reading in Flight Safety Australia
Other Manuals and Guides
| Flight Theory Guide | Aviation Meteorology Guide |
| VHF Radiocommunications Guide | Coping with Emergencies Guide | Learning to Fly Guide |
| Builders guide to safe aircraft materials | Operations Manual | Technical Manual |
|Section 1 of the Flight Planning & Navigation Guide covers Australian airspace and associated regulations|
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