GPS is a great tool for pilots, but there's more to it than just the "Direct-To" button. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation has launched a new interactive online course that shows how you can use it to make your next VFR flight more efficient, enjoyable, and safe. GPS for VFR Operations discusses how GPS works as well as the pros and cons, provides an overview of the types of GPS receivers, and, among many other topics, shows how GPS can be your best friend in an emergency. The free course also explains common mistakes and how to avoid airspace incursions.
May 25, 2006