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VFR Navigation Log

Using a Paper Navigation Log

Check out the video above of an example Nav Log being filled out start to finish for a 50nm Cross Country!

In this video, step by step, we’ll go over:

  • Plotting your initial course line
  • Finding checkpoints that are easily identifiable
  • Determining true course through use of a plotter
  • Correctly filling out the nav log (incorporating top-of-climb and top-of-descent)
  • Using performance tables
  • Determining calibrated airspeed using an E6B
  • Interpreting Winds Aloft
  • Using a Time, Fuel, and Distance to Climb table
  • Determining Wind Correction Angle
  • Determining magnetic variation & deviation
  • Determining the distance to climb
  • Determining the distance between checkpoints
  • Determining leg times
  • Determining checkpoint arrival time
  • Determining taxi & runup fuel
  • Determining  fuel burn & fuel remaining
  • Determining top-of-descent
  • Determining the impact of wind changes