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Task: Magnetic compass headings


To determine that the candidate is capable of; 

(a) Maintaining a compass heading ± 5 degrees.

(b) Turning onto a compass heading, initially ± 10 degrees, reducing to ± 5 degrees after one correction.

(c) Concurrently maintaining ± 100 feet in level flight or ± 5 knots in the climb or descent.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Place emphasis on the candidate’s lookout.

(b) Nominate the compass heading to be turned onto and maintained.

(c) Observe the candidate’s performance and determine that it meets the objectives.