Part 4: Autonomous activities

Part 4: Autonomous activities

Things to think about, research and discuss:

  • Do you use dead reckoning when flying? Why (not)? In what circumstances?
  • What do you think about using tablets in the cockpit?
  • Do you think technology has made pilots complacent about navigation? Explain your answer
  • Describe a flight which you found complicated in terms of navigation.
  • Have you ever got lost when flying? Explain what happened. How did find your way again?
  • What is the longest flight you have undertaken as (a) a pilot (b) a passenger?
  • Have you ever experienced a boring flight (a) as a pilot? (b) as a passenger? Where were you going? Why was it boring?
  • Would you like to be a pilot on a long-haul flight? Why (not)?
  • Do modern navigation aids mean today’s pilots are less skilled than pilots in the past? Explain your answer.
  • Does GPS make pilots complacent? Why (not)?

Write a paragraph describing the most memorable flight you have undertaken as a pilot

Some extra reading for vocabulary practice (and which you might find interesting!)

Navigation:

Navigation 1
Navigation 1
Navigation 1
Navigation 1

And some videos…

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Video 1
Video 1