Author(s): J. Hennessey and A. D. Lee
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 19, Number 3
Pages: 226 - 235
Cite this article: Hennessey, J., Lee, A. D., "AIR NAVIGATION TRAINING IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1972, pp. 226-235.
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Abstract: From a brief background of Air Navigation Training in the Canadian Armed Forces the paper presents the current variety of students and the specific training program designed for them. The primary technique employed in conducting academic, synthetic and air training is Performance Oriented. Using lecture-response and programmed learning methods the students are prepared to solve problems. Using synthtic exercises and trainers the students gradually meet the problems in a more varied combination and in a practical order and time frame. Finally Air Training is used to demonstrate the validity of problem solutions and to instill self-confidence in the student. The responsibilityof the navigator is also instilled early by making the student the sole navigator of the training aircraft. Responsible navigation is a must because operational units expect the graduate to perform immediately with training only in operational requirements and tactics. Advanced navigation training is available to the graduate dependent upon his capabilities and after operational experience. A Staff Navigator Course provides a deeper understanding of the navigational problem and prepares the student for added responsibility. An Aerospace Systems Course prepares the navigator with a higher educational background for technical positions in equipment procurement and testing.