VIII. Basic Instrument Maneuvers
F. Radio Communications, Navigation Systems/Facilities, and Radar Services
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, FAA-H-8083-15, FAA-H-8083-25B
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with radio communications, navigation systems/facilities, and radar services available for use during flight solely by reference to instruments
The applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 Operating communications equipment to include identifying and selecting radio frequencies, requesting and following ATC instructions  
K2 Operating navigation equipment to include functions and displays, and following bearings, radials or courses  
K3 Air traffic control facilities and services  
Risk Management The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Failure to seek assistance or declare an emergency in a deteriorating situation  
R2 Failure to ustilize all available resources (eg., automation, ATC, and flight deck planning aids)  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Maintain airplane control while selecting proper communications frequencies, identifying the appropriate facility and managing navigation equipment  
S2 Comply with ATC instructions  
S3 Maintain Altitude +/- 200 feet, heading +/ 20°, and airspeed +/- 10Knots />