Akron Sail and Power Squadron - Advanced Piloting Class

The United States Power Squadron is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the skills of its members.   Courses are taught by volunteer members of local Squadrons.  Akron Sail and Power Squadron offers a variety of courses, including the Advanced Piloting Class.  Other class schedules can be found at its web site, www.akronpowersquadron.com.

The USPS Advanced Piloting (AP) Course was developed by volunteer members of USPS.   Materials on this web site are copyrighted by USPS.

The AP Course builds on the skills that students developed in the Piloting Course, which is given every spring.  If you have not taken Piloting, but are experienced with charting and navigation, contact the instructor to see if you should take AP.

For comparison, the Piloting Course covers:

The Advanced Piloting Course covers:

- Chartplotters, Computers, Digital Charts
- Radar
- Sonar, etc.
- Accuracy, Electronic Fixes
- Avoidance Techniques
- Depth, Clearance
- Effects of Current

In addition to GPS, Advanced Piloting discusses the following navigational tools:

- Chartplotter 
- Computer
- Independent View of your Surroundings
- Underwater view

Select the buttons at the right for an overview of each topic
Overview of Course Material
Click on button for each topic
Piloting Highlights -- Click on button to review important background from Piloting Class