Features of planning and conductof a voyageand position determination
Navigation ofaWIG craft
Withintheframework of present laws, skill to plana voyage and toconduct local pilotage taking accountof thefeaturesofaWIG craft, including operational modes, controllability in each mode,high speed, capability of movement onshallowwater and
outside of shippinglanesestablishedforconventional ships,seaworthinessand weather limitations,WIGcraft-specifichazards(e.g.birdstrike),etc.
Skill in a cruise mode toquickly determine thepositionusing all methodsof position- fixingand navigation for whichthe WIG craftis fitted,both traditional and electronic, including terrestrial, celestial and satellite-basedtypes.
Knowledgeoflegal statusofWIGcraftrelative toconventional craftwithin both maritime and aviationjurisdictions andofoperationalprecautions in placeto cover the jurisdictional interface.
Control systems ona WIG craft
Knowledgeofcontrol systems of engines andpropulsors, and control surfaces for attitude, altitude and heading including rudders,flaps, ailerons,etc.
Knowledgeofautomatic control systems.
Knowledge ofoperational proceduresandchange-over from manual toautomatic control and vice-versa. Adjustment of controls for optimumperformance.
Ability toobtainand apply the relevant meteorological informationtakingintoaccount the operationallimitations ofaWIG craft.
Examination and assessment of evidenceobtainedfrom one ormore of the
1. approvedin-service experience
3. approvedsimulator training,where appropriate
4. approvedlaboratory equipment training
Theinformation obtained fromnavigational charts and publications isrelevant, interpreted correctly andproperly applied. Allpotential navigational hazardsareaccurately identified.
Ability touse all available methodsof position fixing for whichtheWIGcraftisequipped.
Theprimarymethod selectedforfixing the WIG craft's positionis the most appropriate to the prevailingcircumstances and conditions.
Thepositionis determined withinthe limits of acceptable instrument/systemerrors.
Thereliability of the information obtainedfrom the primarymethod of position fixingis
checked byother available methods at appropriate intervals.
Calculationsand measurementsof navigational information are accurate.
Selectionof operational modespermissible according tothe certificationof both theofficer and the typecategorizationoftheWIG craft.
Selectionof themost suitablecontrol modeand settingsfor the prevailing weather, sea and traffic conditions andintendedmanoeuvres.
Meteorologicalinformationiscorrectly obtained,interpretedand applied.