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Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions, using computer equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) equipment, or other navigation devices to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

53-2012.00 Commercial Pilots
  • Consider airport altitudes, outside temperatures, plane weights, and wind speeds and directions to calculate the speed needed to become airborne.
  • Choose routes, altitudes, and speeds that will provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flights.
53-2021.00 Air Traffic Controllers
  • Determine the timing or procedures for flight vector changes.
  • Analyze factors such as weather reports, fuel requirements, or maps to determine air routes.
53-5021.02 Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge
  • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
  • Observe water from ships' mastheads to advise on navigational direction.
53-5021.03 Pilots, Ship
  • Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.
  • Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, or other hazards, using navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
53-5021.01 Ship and Boat Captains
  • Adjust navigation according to weather conditions.
  • Compute positions, set courses, and determine speeds, using charts, area plotting sheets, compasses, sextants, and knowledge of local conditions.

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