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Features November 2013 Issue

Curved Course Nav

Curved courses are unnatural with traditional navigation tools, requiring some interesting mental gyrations. With GPS and EFIS, though, it gets much simpler.

Contributing editor Joe Shelton recently wrote about his use of the “turn 10, twist 10” method of flying a DME arc. But with a modern G1000 at the center of his tool set, he learned there is a better way. In fact, all curved courses can become much simpler with a modern navigator and EFIS. …

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