Dead Reckoning in IFR

While dead reckoning is valid navigation when under VFR, and there are brief instances where you need to use it under IFR, it’s otherwise a non-starter in the clag.

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GPS in general aviation aircraft has become ubiquitous. So much so that the FAA’s move to a Performance Based Navigation (PBN) world based primarily on the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is well underway. We are already seeing the cancellation of “redundant” and “underutilized” VOR (and NDB) approaches. For en-route navigation, we have the Minimum […]
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