146 Understanding WAAS GPS Approach Minimums + GA News


146 Understanding WAAS GPS Approach Minimums + GA News

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146 Max talks about the seven different kinds of minimums used on WAAS-based GPS Approaches. These include LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LP, LNAV+V, LP+V, and circling minimums. To measure GPS errors, the FAA has installed GPS receivers at 38 locations in North America. Error information from these sites is uplinked to two new geosynchronous satellites that retransmit it to WAAS-capable receivers.

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100 Approach Plate Minimums Explained for IFR Pilots + General Aviation News


100 Approach Plate Minimums Explained for IFR Pilots + GA News

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100 Max talks Approach Plate Minimums used by Instrument rated pilots. When can you descend below the MDA or DA? What governs whether an aircraft is in Category A, B, C, etc.? Which governs whether you can land, the minimum altitude, or the visibility? How low can you descend when you have the approach lights in sight? Which items do you have to see before you’re allowed to descend to land?

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