Donald Rhodes of Cheswick, Pennsylvania, is the 2004 third-quarter winner of a Sporty's handheld transceiver, the door prize for attending an AOPA Air Safety Foundation seminar. ASF and Sporty's award one door prize each quarter.
Rhodes' name was drawn from the more than 11,000 people who attended ASF Safety Seminars during the quarter. He attended ASF's "GPS: Beyond Direct-To." Information on when it and other Air Safety Foundation seminars will be coming to your area is available online.
"GPS: Beyond Direct-To" features information about GPS virtues and vices (some commonality, lots of confusion). It also focuses on how to use your VFR GPS legally while flying on instruments; how to avoid GPS misdirection when air traffic control suddenly changes your clearance; how ATC expects you to use GPS in the new airspace system; how to cope with new GPS instrument approaches; how to avoid embarrassing yourself when your GPS goes south; and how to escape the Going Perfectly Straight (GPS) crash syndrome. This new seminar also includes a tantalizing look at all-glass cockpits now available in several production aircraft.
October 13, 2004