Hi everybody, this question is adressed to all the fellows who are familiar with navigation mainly with VOR-NDB orientation.
I just took a check with a major european airline to land a job as a pilot and with my disappointment I noticed that I had troubles in determining my position with respect to a beacon and a VOR.
Premitting I was not familiar with the RMI and that the check took place in a Cheyenne 3 simulator equipped with EADI and EHSI, they gave us radar vectors to intercept an ILS FAC of 205; even though the vectors seemed to be just fine to intercept the localizer, the FAC was 205, the heading was 180 and the deviation bar was on the left hand side on the course pointer, I was,nt able to intercep the localizer cos my heading was not going to carry me to intercept the 205 bearing inbound based on the outer marker, how was I supposed to know it?
Secondary they gave us instructions to takeoff from runway 21 with a heading of 205, intercept the radial 180 outboud, follw that radial for 15nm and then turn right to intercept the radial 240 inbound. I took off, set my course pointer on the 180 radial, follwed it as far as 15 nm from the VOR then I turned right to intercept the 240 radial inbound, I set my course pointer on 060 and with the deviation bar offset from the center on the left hand side I turned to a heading of 030 for an interception angle of 30 degrees, once again I was told that I was not going to intercept that radial before hitting the VOR and they suggested me a heading of 340.
Now how was I supposed to know that I had to stop the turn to a heading of 340?
Finally how can I know the heading to intercept a radial/bearing inbound outbound right away just looking at the RMI? I was tought to parallel my course and then looking at the ADF, turn towards the head of the needle of a number of degrees corresponding to the double of the needle displacement and then wait until the needle deflection equals the interception angle, but I have no clue on how to do that right away.
Please if there is anybody out there willing to help me out with the RMI he will be very welcome.
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