9-2-2. CELESTIAL NAVIGATION TRAINING

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  • 9-2-2. CELESTIAL NAVIGATION TRAINING

    EN ROUTE

    1. Approve flight plans specifying celestial navigation only when it is requested for USAF or USN aircraft.

      NOTE: An ATC clearance must be obtained by the pilot before discontinuing conventional navigation to begin celestial navigation training. The pilot will advise when discontinuing celestial navigation and resuming conventional navigation. Celestial navigation training will be conducted within 30 NM of the route centerline specified in the en route clearance unless otherwise authorized by ATC. During celestial navigation training, the pilot will advise ATC before initiating any heading changes which exceed 20 degrees.

    2. Within conterminous U.S. airspace, limit celestial navigation training to transponder-equipped aircraft within areas of ARTCC radar coverage.
    3. Prior to control transfer, ensure that the receiving controller is informed of the nature of the celestial navigation training leg.
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