GPS Tips for IFR Flight Training –

November 26, 2009 for free weekly tips. This video by Doug Stewart gives IFR pilots useful GPS tips for flight planning, approaches, and more.

Duration : 0:10:52

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Bendix/King AV8OR Ace GPS from Sporty’s Pilot Shop

August 1, 2009

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Touch-screen GPS includes approach plates AND en route charts!

The all new AV8OR Ace is a fully-functional Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) that includes instrument approach charts, low and high altitude en route charts—all for under $2000. The Ace builds on many of the popular features from the AV8OR hand-held GPS, but adds new functions and a huge screen.

•Digital IFR charts, including FAA approach plates and low/high altitude en route charts
•Geo-referenced charts show your position on all charts, including course lines
•Combination touch-screen and hard key interface is quick and easy to use
•Large, bright 7 screen is viewable in either portrait or landscape mode
•Lightweight design takes up less room in your pit or flight bag—only 1 thick
•Fuel price information for every airport, updated via the internet
•Optional Go Drive mode provides turn-by-turn driving directions

Optional interfaces:

XM Weather: View Nexrad radar, METARs, TAFs, cloud tops, graphical SIGMETs and AIRMETs. A separate WxWorx receiver is required. Receivers are available with either a traditional cable connection or with a wireless Bluetooth connection. XM Receivers must be purchased through WxWorx (

Traffic: When connected to the Zaon XRX portable collision avoidance system, the Ace will display nearby traffic.

Duration : 0:9:33

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Gleim Garmin 530 Training Course

May 9, 2009

Try study unit 1 of the G530 today – FREE.
The Gleim Garmin 530 Training Course (G530) is an interactive, self-study program designed to help you learn and master the operation of Garmin’s GNS 530 NAVCOM. Each of the nine core study units of the course contains an informative, intuitively appealing audiovisual presentation and an interactive quiz for you to test your abilities by actually using a digital GNS 530.
Course Features:
* Nine study units explain all functions of the GNS 530.
* Two optional study units take your knowledge even further into GNS 530 operation.
* Interactive quizzes let you practice your GPS skills before you get in the airplane.
* Portable classroom available anywhere you have Internet access.
* Only $99.95 for six months access!

Duration : 0:1:19

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FAA Introduces GPS For Airlines

October 12, 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration said it will begin building a new high-tech satellite-based air traffic control system, awarding a $1 billion contract to begin work on the project that will work using GPS, or global positioning satellites, cutting down on delays and enabling the FAA to handle two to three times the amount of air traffic using the skies.

Joshua Vazquez is safety director for Phoenix East Aviation — a flight training school in Daytona Beach.

Vazquez said this new technology will allow air traffic controllers and pilots to see airplanes in real time, not delayed by a radar blip, which will allow planes to taxi, takeoff, land and fly closer together and safer.

Duration : 0:2:56

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