Flight 9 - GPS Navigation

  • Develop proficiency in programming GPS equipment
  • Develop proficiency in GPS orientation, course interception and course tracking
  • Study the pilot guide for the GPS equipment in your training airplane.
Learning Objectives
Preflight Discussion
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Requirements for using GPS under IFR
Explain AFM Supplements for GPS equipment
Explain RAIM Availability and WAAS Integrity
Explain GPS Database Currency
Explain North Up and Track Up Orientation
Explain GPS Direct To, Course To, Flight Plan Programming
Perform Preflight Risk Assessment
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Practice GPS Preflight Check
Practice GPS Programming
Practice GPS Orientation
Practice GPS Course Interception and Tracking
Postflight Briefing
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Perform Critique maneuvers/procedures and SRM
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the GPS preflight check and programming GPS equipment
  • Demonstrate GPS orientation, course interception and course tracking.