Aviation Navigation

This second module of Virtual Skies features the art and science of getting from one point to another in the shortest time possible. You will learn about:

Check out the variety of jobs associated with Aviation Navigation in the "Career Radar.”

After reviewing these topics in the "Tutorial," use the Runway Selection and Flight Course Plotting activities that let you put your knowledge of Aviation Navigation to practical use in the "Take Control" subsection. The "You Decide" activity features a Jackson to Lansing, Michigan flight plan scenario. This simulation happens quite often, and will test out what you’ve learned about navigation tools and procedures

For those who want to assess their grasp of these Aviation Navigation concepts, there is a pass/no pass, multiple-choice quiz. With a score of >80%, you can print out a cool NASA Virtual Skies Communication certificate of achievement.