Looking for quality GPS training? I can provide it.
I have many years experience with most IFR approved GPS equipment including:
Garmin 1000, Garmin 480, Garmin 430/530, Bendix/King KLN94, 90B, 89B, Apollo GX Series, Apollo 2001.
If you own one of these devices, you already know that there is a lot more
to using them in the real world than being able to pull up an approach and activate it.
To be truly proficient at flying an IFR GPS, you must be able to: create and edit
flight plans fluently, know when OBS mode is required, and when to use it to your maximum
advantage (how do you set up an airway?), know how to switch quickly
from a vectors-to-final approach back to the full
approach (have you tried that one lately?), know how to activate a different leg
of an approach than the one you were heading to before ATC gave you that new vector (I don't
direct-to the next waypoint. Do you know when that is the right thing to do and when
it isn't?), knowing how to sequence into the missed approach procedure for both
direct-to and course-guidance missed approach procedures, how to set up both
published and unpublished holding patterns, and how to load DP's and STAR's.
These skills will allow you to exemplify grace under pressure
when ATC changes the plan *again*, when you are battling
the weather, or when you are flying a missed approach procedure
for real. You don't want to be battling your GPS too!
Once you have mastered those essentials, I can give you
advanced skills including using your GPS to maximum efficiency
as a partial panel tool, and using your GPS effectively
with your autopilot.
If you'd like to work with me on honing your GPS skills,
please call. If you can fly to Colorado we could include
some Mountain Flight Training as well. If you can't get
to Colorado, I travel all over the country teaching with
Pilot Proficiency Program and we can arrange to fly
together before or after a regularly scheduled clinic. (If
you are a Bonanza, Baron or Duke pilot, I strongly encourage
you to attend the BPPP as well.)
In addition to providing organized initial and recurrent
GPS training, I can assist you with many other devices.
I have used most Multi Function Displays (MFD's) including
the Apollo MX-20, Bendix/King 250/550/850 series, and some
Avidyne MFD's. I also have some experience with most available
datalink weather equipment including Garmin 1000, Garmin 430/530
Satellite WX module, Bendix/King in-flight
weather on the 250/550/850 MFD. Also familiar with operation
of BF Goodrich Skywatch TCAD, Stormscope/Strikefinder integration,
and terrain/EGPWS modules that are available for the above
Contact me today to discuss
creating a program of the right length to match your needs
and prior experience.