Mastering GPS Flying

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With GPS (Global Positioning Systems) now standard equipment in virtually all aircraft, GPS mastery is becoming as necessary to pilots as basic stick and rudder skills With a unique set of six field-test flight lessons, this guide teaches pilots how to use GPS equipment in all common VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flight situations, in last minute changes, as well as in emergencies.
Fully illustrated throughout with charts, maps, photos, and diagrams
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ISBN-13: 9780071416696
ISBN-10: 0071416692
Pagini: 218
Dimensiuni: 150 x 224 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: McGraw Hill Education
Colecția McGraw-Hill Education
Locul publicării: United States


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Mastering GPS Flying in Eight Lessons

Chapter 3: All You Need to Know About GPS Technology

Chapter 4: Buttons, Knobs, and Switches

Chapter 5: How to Plan a GPS Flight

Chapter 6: Departure, En Route, and Arrival

Chapter 7: GPS Approaches

Chapter 8: Outages, Emergencies, and Other Surprises

Chapter 9: Instrument Check Rides with GPS

Chapter 10: Looking Ahead

Chapter 11: GPS Flight Lesson Syllabus

Chapter 12: Reference Section



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FLY DIRECT TO ALL THE BENEFITS OF GPS Mastering GPS Flying is a set of eight flight lessons and ten background chapters that give you all you need to become comfortable and proficient with GPS -- no matter what your level of experience.
With more than 50 charts, photos, and diagrams, this practical guide -- written by two veteran flight instructorssteers you through all phases of GPS, including tasks that have proven to be troublesome on check rides. The book also presents the latest information on WAAS, LAAS, glass cockpits, and many other new GPS-based high tech developments.
Look inside to see how Mastering GPS Flying helps you to:
  • Plan and fly GPS great circle and point-to-point cross country flights
  • Use field-tested techniques to master data inputting and displays found on most instrument training aircraft
  • Save time and money with "Shortcuts That Don’t Shortchange"
  • Gain confidence using GPS core functions with unique "Black Box Practices"
  • Handle last-minute changes and emergencies
  • Pass a flight check with GPS
  • Prepare for flight lessons with the questions in "Background Briefings"
  • Get quick lookups of acronyms, technical terms, Web sites, and relevant GPS excerpts from ACs, and other official publicationsall in one handy Reference Section
Now almost as necessary as stick-and-rudder skills, GPS mastery is at hand with this easy-to-follow book from two experienced flight instructors.

Notă biografică

Phil Dixon holds ATP, Flight Engineer, and Flight Instructor Certificates with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. He has served as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and as an Aviation Safety Counselor. Mr. Dixon graduated from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. He is a member of AOPA and lives in the St. Louis area. Sherwood Harris is coauthor (with Henry Sollman) of the well-received McGraw-Hill book, Mastering Instrument Flying, now in its third edition. A former Navy carrier pilot, he holds an ATP and Flight Instructor Certificates with Single, Multi-Engine, and Instrument ratings. Mr. Harris was a part-time flight instructor in Danbury, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York, for many years. A member of AOPA, he is a retired Reader’s Digest senior staff editor and makes his home in Oxford, Mississippi.