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GPS Approaches – The Why, The How, The Ugly (Part 2)

I recently had the “pleasure” to complete my yearly recurrent ride. As it happens, our fleet of PC12NGs is getting a software update, which will eventually allow us to complete LPVs approaches virtually everywhere. Although we (the company) have been able and trained to conduct LNAV approaches where applicable, the introduction of VNAV/LPV technology brings … Continue reading

GPS Approaches – The Why, The How, The Ugly (Part 1)

How many of us are guilty of conducting a GPS-based approach for it’s convenience, without really understanding the underlying principles or knowing all the pertaining regulations? I, for one… GPS use has become so widespread and easy to acquire (even through dash-mounted modules) that you will meet very few pilots who have not used it … Continue reading