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Old 29th Dec 2014, 17:17
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LTCTerry
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Augusta, Georgia, USA (back from Germany again)
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Backwards?

I'm intrigued by these questions. I've been in some form of adult technical/nuclear education most of my life. In my experience test questions come from objectives that come from job/task analysis - "what does the individual have to know to do the job?"

A training objective might be: "Given a true course, an aeronautical chart, and a compass deviation card, CALCULATE the required compass heading required for a flight."

In the real world you draw a pencil line on the chart, measure the angle in degrees (true) then apply the magic (TVMDC+W) to find what number you want to look at in the cockpit.

These questions all look like they start with the compass heading and ask you to find the true course. If so, this is backwards from what actually happens. This is not a skill required of a pilot.

Am I missing something?

Terry
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