VI. Navigation
C. Diversion
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25B; AIM; Navigation charts
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with diversion.
The applicant demonstrates understanding of
K1 Selecting an alternate destination  
K2 Situations that require deviations from flight plan or ATC instructions  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Collision hazards to include aircraft, terrain, obstacles and wires  
R2 Distractions, loss of situational awareness, or improper task management  
R3 Failure to make a timely decision to divert  
R4 Failure to select an appropriate airport  
R5 Failure to utilize all available resources (eg., automation, ATC, and the flight deck planning aids)  
The applicant demonstrates the ability to:
S1 Select a suitable destination and route for diversion  
S2 Make a reasonable estimate of heading groundspeed, arrival time, and fuel consumption to the divert airport  
S3 Maintain the appropriate altitude +/-200 feet and heading +/- 15 °  
S4 Update/interpret weather in flight  
S5 Utilize flight deck displays of digital weather and aeronautical information as applicable.