Using GPS With Conventional Procedures
Webinar date: May 11, 2021
Time: 1900 Central Time/0000Z April 7
About this Presentation
Even when flying a conventional procedure or route (e.g., an ILS or tracking a Victor airway), today most IFR pilots use GPS as a primary source of navigation or to substitute for DME or other navaids. Specific FAA guidance on such “mixed” use, however, is often confusing or difficult to find. In this program BPPP instructor Bruce Williams will address considerations for flying using GPS as supplemental information, including:
- FAA guidance on using GPS to enhance traditional navigation.
- Examples of GPS “best practices” for supplemental navigation.
- Techniques to help you use GPS and conventional navaids most effectively in all phases of flight.
Viewers will be able to type in their questions to be answered during the event. We’ll explain how to do so at the beginning of the webinar.
Although this American Bonanza Society program is oriented toward pilots of Beech Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs, the discussion, techniques and procedures described are valuable to the pilot of any airplane.
Bruce Williams is a flight instructor based in Seattle. A general aviation pilot since the mid-1970s, he is now a check instructor at Galvin Flying at Boeing Field, conducting Part 61 and Part 141 stage checks for private, instrument, commercial, and flight instructor candidates. As a BPPP instructor, Bruce also trains Beechcraft Bonanza pilots. He especially enjoys working with IFR pilots who fly with today’s advanced avionics, like those in his updated 1989 A36. In the summer Bruce provides stall-spin-upset and aerobatic training in an Extra 300L aerobatic airplane. During a 15-year career at Microsoft, Bruce worked on six versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. He’s the author of two books about using PC-based flight simulation to complement flight training.
This ABSWeb presentation is funded by generous donations from members of the American Bonanza Society.
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American Bonanza Society
The American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members.
ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with more than 10100 members who own, fly, or have a sincere interest in these Beechcraft models. Learn more at www.bonanza.org
During this presentation we covered:
- Using GPS as supplemental navigation tool
- FAA guidance on using GPS in lieu of and with traditional navigation
- Tips for pilots and flight instructors
- Limitations and traps when using GPS for supplemental navigation
- Answers to viewer questions
The American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members. ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with over 10,000 members who own, fly, or have a strong interest in these Beechcraft models.