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CPL Nav Routes
Todd created the topic: CPL Nav Routes
Hello friends and aviators.
I am soon going to be sitting my CPL flight test and Iâ€™m very interested to hear from the CPLs and aspiring CPLs out there regarding their Nav routes flown during the test, or during preparation for the test. I guess that I am most interested in flights from Moorabbin because that is where I am based but any CPL nav routes would be interesting.
Thanks in advance.
Your examiner will treat the test as a 'pretend' charter. He/She will expect you to treat him/her as a customer - so make sure you give an adequate pre-flight passenger brief as per the CAOs. Also don't be too timid to plan high and use the protection of CTA while giving your customer a smoother ride. There will almost always be an entry into a Class C aerodrome. There will usually be a leg to a feature with no nav aids to test your basic map reading and DR skills. You can be sure that you will get a diversion en-route, and of course some emergency procedures such as forced landing and unusual attitude recovery. In general the CPL test is very similar to the PPL test - the main difference being the level of professionalism expected. For example choosing the most cost effective way of joining the circuit at a non-towered aerodrome by thinking ahead about likely wind direction and monitoring the local traffic situation. I don't know Victoria very well so I can't give you any likely specific routes to pre-study. Let us know how you go - we'll be thinking of you.