Don't get caught flying "behind" your IFR GPS receiver. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation has debuted a new online course, GPS for IFR Operations , designed to help you push those buttons with confidence.
The free course covers GPS receivers and IFR certification; common terms and receiver functions; how to go about learning a new receiver; flight planning; en route, terminal, and approach procedures; practical tips and gotchas; WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) approaches; and new RNAV routes around terminal airspace.
Pilots can earn a personalized completion certificate, good for FAA Wings program credit. As a companion to the course, check out the GPS Technology Safety Advisor.
August 30, 2006