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Features August 2012 Issue

Direct to a fix with /U

Itís a tough IFR world for /U aircraft out there. ATC issues direct clearances assuming the pilot has an IFR-legal GPS. But there are a few tricks even without approved RNAV.

Flying the system without an IFR GPS these days can be a frustrating experience. Youíre plodding along the airways while you listen to more-equipped birds getting time-saving directs off-route.

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