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Features March 2016 Issue

Staying On Top of GPS Navigation

Normal behavior on the MAP

Staying On Top of GPS Navigation

When talking about your GPS navigation, you want to say, “I know” and “It will,” rather than “I think” and “It should.” Know how your navigator behaves on the edge cases.

How does your GPS navigator handle a leg to a specific heading or to a specific altitude? Do you fly these with the confidence of Captain Picard of the Enterprise, or of Doctor Who pushing a button to see what happens? These legs are common, particularly as the first step on a missed approach: “Climb runway heading to 1300, then ...”

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