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The CBO is proposing to kill GPS IIIB and IIIC by macpacheco
http://www.gpsworld.com/defense/news/congressional-budget-office-issues-report-gps-defense-12261 Sad, sad possibility, the congressional budget office is proposing killing GPS IIIB/C, arguing the new features aren't essential for military purposes. Given the certain budget crunch coming, studies...
November 11th 11 09:00 AM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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PRN133 ranging now useable for SoL, at non precision approach level by macpacheco
Since PRN133 was set healthy for WAAS corrections, its ranging was kept at NM (Not Monitored) level, preventing its use for safety of life applications, however in the last few days, its ranging improved to UDRE 50 meters, which allows it to contribute for non precision approaches. With this...
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November 2nd 11 11:14 PM
by Ed M.[_2_] Go to last post
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AFTN System Access??? Need to Send/Receive a Few AFTN messages by NW_Pilot
Anyone know about the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) and places that will send / receive a AFTN message for obtaining over flight clearance and providing notifications etc. I am in Portland, OR and would like some place local to do all this I am trying to save a little...
October 7th 11 02:29 PM
by SHooLCguen Go to last post
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EFB - Kindle/iPad by VOR-DME[_4_]
Well JEPP has released a free app for JeppView on the iPad (free if you already have a subscription, of course). There are plenty of reviews out there for different tablets serving as EFB's, but from what I've seen the reviews focus on functions and navigation ease. I have not seen any serious...
June 6th 11 01:37 AM
by elexamilkitte Go to last post
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iPad + Foreflight Review by Dane Spearing[_3_]
A few months back, I bought an iPad with the intent of using it in flight for maps, approach plates, and as a supplemental nav. to my GNS 430. I finally got the opportunity to play with it today while doing some hood work to see how well it performs in-flight, and I must say, I am very...
April 21st 11 05:17 AM
by Scholten Go to last post
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Galaxy XV / PRN 135 geo arrives at 133.1W, WAAS ranging back to 7.5meter UDRE by macpacheco
Galaxy XV / PRN 135 WAAS arrived this weekend at 133.1W Ranging is now back to the best possible (for GEOs) 7.5 meter UDRE. In its normal operating orbit, it shows up in very high elevation over Hawaii. In this position, PRN 135 provides full Alaska coverage, and with ranging back to 7.5 meter, it...
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TACAN by [email protected]
Is there an on-line directory of TACAN locations? For example, the FAA lists on http://www.faa.gov/atpubs/LID/A_B.htm a TACAN on Bald Mountain Nevada, with designation GBM. However, there is more than one Bald Mountain in Nevada. I'm looking for lon/lat.
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April 6th 11 05:11 PM
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Galaxy XV / PRN 135 WAAS signal unofficially healthy again ? by macpacheco
www.gpsworld.com informs that PRN135 is now back to full healthy, available for aviation and other safety of life applications. But there's no word to that end on http://www.nstb.tc.faa.gov/ as well as...
March 20th 11 04:03 PM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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Galaxy XV / PRN 135 WAAS signal unofficially healthy again ? by macpacheco
Since March 1st, PRN 135 WAAS ranging has changed from NM (Not Monitored) to NPA (Non precision approach). From what I observed this wouldn't be possible with MT0 (test mode) being broadcast by said GEO. This is also typically the first step when a GEO is transitioned from Test mode into regular...
March 5th 11 01:41 AM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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Transponder Landing System by VOR-DME[_4_]
One airport I frequently use in the northeast has adopted an improvement plan which includes, along with a slight runway extension, the installation of a Transponder Landing System. The airport is currently served by a VOR approach and a GPS approach, but terrain considerations would almost...
January 26th 11 12:54 PM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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50th Space Wing completes Phase 1 of E24 by macpacheco
On Jan 25, 8:56*pm, Sam Wormley wrote: 50th Space Wing completes Phase 1 of E24 Schriever Air Force Base 19 January 2011 The 50th Space Wing is pleased to announce the completion of phase one of a two phase Global Positioning System constellation...
January 26th 11 07:58 AM
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illegal signals knocking out gps by macpacheco
On Jan 21, 5:06*pm, HIPAR wrote: On Jan 20, 9:56*pm, mac wrote: Have anyone heard about illegal signals *knocking out GPS systems at the Newark Liberty International Airport? The reference station for GPS aided landing system at...
January 22nd 11 02:04 AM
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GPS Service Denial Testing? by macpacheco
On Jan 21, 2:40*am, Sam Wormley wrote: On 1/20/11 10:21 PM, Mxsmanic wrote: Because it's important to eliminate all backups to GPS, otherwise things become way more difficult for terrorists with their jamming and spoofing equipment. The same reason the FAA...
January 21st 11 03:01 PM
by Alan Browne Go to last post
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Earth shattering news for GNSS, commercial availability of Chip ScaleAtomic Clock (CSAC) by macpacheco
Earth shattering news for GNSS, commercial availability of Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) For 1st generation CSAC, amazing: 16 cc volume (1 cu inch) 35 grams weight 115mW of power 4 orders of magnitude better clock stability than typical frequency
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January 20th 11 09:06 AM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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I have a dream. A GPS/SBAS/QZSS dream ! In honour of MLK day. by macpacheco
I have a dream. All IIA satellites retired. All IIF satellites in orbit. L2C signal set fully healthy with 19 operational satellites (12 IIF + 7 IIRM). L5 signal set healthy even though only 12 IIF satellites are broadcasting it. But their ranging signals are as perfect as predicted, not enough for...
January 19th 11 12:39 AM
by macpacheco Go to last post
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iPhone or iPad VFR GPS by A L
I am hesitating between buying the iPhone 4 and the iPad (or else?) to use as a VFR GPS. One of the attractive feature of the iPad is the larger screen but it is also one of the drawback... Apparently the iPhone has an internal Gyroscope which the iPad does not have (might be added on the iPad...
January 17th 11 11:56 AM
by Elvise Go to last post
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IMC and Cloud encounters - Videos by [email protected]
I have uploaded a series of videos that some may be interested in viewing of my cloud and IMC encounters Cloud and IMC encounters - 2005 - Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Ok0126pfw My encounters with clouds in 2005 Eight minute video includes a VOR approach down to minimums, ILS approach...
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Elite and CH Flight Sim Yoke - USB by tscottme
Is anyone using or know for a fact that you can use the Ch Products Flight Sim Yoke-USB with Elite sim? I am specifically asking if you have the throttle/prop/mixture functionality of that yoke while using Elite. I would like to fly the Mooney and Bonanza but I don't want to buy a separate...
December 21st 10 11:34 PM
by GApilot Go to last post
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64 182 EMERGENCY FIRE SALE NOW by Victor Bravo
Posting for a friend. Photos on Barnstormers.com under Cessna 182 64 182 EMERGENCY FIRE SALE NOW $28,500 YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE Real estate deal needs down payment THIS week otherwise A/C not for sale. In annual and flying now while restoration is in progress. Need strip/ paint/interior....
December 15th 10 07:20 PM
by Victor Bravo Go to last post
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OT Airliner Control Wheel by tscottme
727 Control Wheel http://www.angelfire.com/il2/aphs/27wh.jpg "297" 737 Control Wheel http://www.angelfire.com/il2/aphs/37wheel.jpg "495" Can someone tell me what the conrol on the right horn of the 727 and 737 control wheel ? In the pictures linked above I've listed the number "dialed in" on...
December 7th 10 07:27 PM
by Sam Spade Go to last post
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