Max Trescott's GPS & WAAS IFR Flying Handbook
Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook
New, comprehensive guide to using popular Garmin & Bendix/King GPSs!
Now Available from Glass Cockpit Publishing
"Max Trescott has done it again...This book is an absolute must-have for your flying library"
Most books treat GPS as a subtopic and don't tell everything you need to know about using GPS. But the new Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook recognizes GPS is at the center of modern cockpits and not just add-on equipment. Designed for VFR and IFR pilots, the book tells you what you need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems, including step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits.
Trescott, the 2008 National CFI of the Year, gives detailed instructions for operating the most popular panel-mounted GPSs and explores common misperceptions such as the myth of "activating the approach" and why you never need to do it. Experienced pilots may be surprised to learn why you should always load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final. He also explains the new WAAS minimums (LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP) and why checking RAIM alone is no longer sufficient with a WAAS-capable GPS receiver.
Throughout the book, NTSB reports and NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System pilot reports are used to illustrate pitfalls in using—and misusing—GPS equipment. It's also full of practical GPS and IFR tips, gleaned from the industry's most experienced flight instructors. Serious pilots who want to understand all of the intricacies of using their GPS and autopilot will want a copy of Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook.
Soft cover, 272 pages, 40 in color, illustrated with more than 275 computer screen shots and photographs, glossary and index. Max Trescott is also author of the bestseller Max Trescott's G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook and of G1000 and WAAS CD-ROM courses.