September 30, 2013
Question: During an instrument rating practical test, the applicant must demonstrate at least one precision instrument approach. Can any WAAS GPS approaches be used to meet the precision approach requirement?
Answer: Yes. An LPV (localizer performance with vertical navigation) approach may be used to demonstrate a precision approach provided the decision altitude (DA) is equal to or less than 300 feet height above touchdown (HAT). Otherwise, an LPV approach may be used only to demonstrate a nonprecision approach. (Source: Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards)
Pilot Training and Certification,
Aviation organizations are offering scholarships covering education, flight training, and maintenance training.
A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.
Avidyne Avionics has received FAA certification for its long-awaited IFD540 nav/com and agency approval for its smaller 440 touchscreen unit is imminent.
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