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you. For those knowledge-seeking
Save some money, time and frustration and take
sponges out there, I would be remiss if I
advantage of free GPS simulators available for down-
did not mention a new book on the mar-
ket: “GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying
load from www.Garmin.com. Program in various
Handbook” by Max Trescott which can
airports and then sit in your recliner with your laptop,
be ordered at www.maxtrescott.com or by
calling 800-247-6553.
approach plates in hand, and fly all of the various
It truly is the most thorough and com-
plete instrument flying book I have laid
GPS and WAAS approaches right there in your chair.
my hands on. Had I only had this book
when I was preparing for my instrument
and CFI-I check rides, I am certain I
WAAS performance with improved lat- copter cockpit to maintain a culture of would have less gray hair as well as my
eral accuracy that will allow minimums “technology safety.” Save some money, instructor!

as low as 300 feet AGL. The creation of time and frustration and take advantage of
LP’s and the associated LP “minima” free GPS simulators available for down-
Matt Johnson is
were brought about to provide extreme load from www.Garmin.com. Program in
founder and Executive
lateral accuracy in areas where a vertical various airports and then sit in your recliner
Director of Eagle Eye
glide path (regular LPV) would not be with your laptop, approach plates in hand,
Solutions, LLC a team-
possible due to terrain or obstacle issues and fly all of the various GPS and WAAS
driven company
that result in an unacceptable DA. approaches right there in your chair.
dedicated helicopter
The intent of this article was to make
safety. Matt is a also a law enforcement
Conclusion
you aware of what is available. I strongly
pilot and Instrument Helicopter
As you can see it is important to stay encourage you take a deeper look into the
Instructor. He can be reached via email
current both inside and outside of the heli- world of WAAS and what it can offer
at: matt@EagleEyeSolutionsLLC.com
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