Rule of 5’s in a Nutshell! Proceed direct to the 264 radial 27 DME fix and hold. Oh, and your GPS is OTS!!! You’re currently at the 255/24. Follow AFM 11-217 for the Fix to Fix procedures. We can use the rule of 5’s as a technique to shack our fix. 24 NM 150 KT CRS 264 HDG 290 1. 2. V O R 3. VOR 4. Turn Right to Shack! Place the 3 under the lubber line. 24 NM 150 KT CRS 264 HDG 300 5 V O R 3 0 VOR Divide your desired fix’s DME by 5. This becomes your scale. Ex: 27/5 = 5 Place the scale on the top half of the displaced course indicator. Determine how far till you reach your fix. Desired Fix-Current Position Ex: 27-24 = 3 Turn to place the desired distance to travel under the upper lubber line. As the course comes across and you approach the fix the scale should correct itself. I.E. 2nm from the fix the 2 should be under the lubber line, 1nm…etc., until you are at your fix and the course is centered. Correct your heading according to your distance from the fix and the scale on the course deviation indicator until you shack the fix. Winds or allowing your heading to drift will cause you to have to reevaluate your heading. Continually updating your heading according to your distance and the course will assure you shack it every time. •Ensure you have the desired course or radial based on your position dialed into the course selector. •This technique will generally work once the course is alive or w/n approx 10nm. •Only use the top half of the deviation bar. 0 is at the bottom where the deviation circles are located.