Features January 2010 Issue
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.