PILOT RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF RNAV DEPARTURES
RNAV usage brings with it multitudes of complications
as it is being implemented. It takes time to transition, to
disseminate information, and to educate current and
potential users. As a current pilot using the NAS, you need
to have a clear understanding of the aircraft equipment
requirements for operating in a given RNP environment.
You must understand the type of navigation system
installed in your aircraft, and furthermore, you must know
how your system operates to ensure that you can comply
with all RNAV requirements. Operational information
should be included in your AFM or its supplements.
Additional information concerning how to use your equipment to its fullest capacity, including “how to” training
may be gathered from your avionics manufacturer. If
you are in doubt about the operation of your avionics system
and its ability to comply with RNAV requirements,
contact the FAA directly through your local Flight
Standards District Office (FSDO). In-depth information
regarding navigation databases is included in Appendix
A—Airborne Navigation Databases.