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Features January 2010 Issue

Riding a New LPV-200

Riding a New LPV-200

No, it’s not the latest Honda scooter. But it will finally make that GPS approach every bit as good as the 200-and-a-half ILS. Presuming the sun doesn’t mess it up, that is.

The much-heralded promise of GPS/WAAS is ILS-like guidance at nearly every airport without the need for a million dollars worth of ILS equipment. The hero of this effort is the LPV approach—that’s localizer performance with vertical guidance for those of you just coming up to speed.

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