GANG Launches GPS Syllabus
The GANG has launched its GPS syllabus for general aviators and instructors.
In recent years, satellite navigation system receivers have become available at low cost to the general public, and recreational aviators have seized on the opportunities they have offered. However, it has become clear that, despite manufacturers providing instruction manuals and CDs, many users are limited in their understanding of their equipment.
Pilots need access to detailed training before they can feel confident to use the system as an effective back-up to the visual techniques that are still their primary means of navigation.
Now, the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has produced precisely that detailed training, in the form of a new syllabus on GPS for the General Aviation community.
The Institute’s General Aviation Navigation Group carefully constructed the syllabus to cover the competencies every pilot should have in order to use GPS successfully in VFR flight.
The syllabus is already winning recognition – it has been accepted by the Airspace & Safety Initiative Communication & Education Programme (ACEP) as the recognised syllabus for GA GPS visual navigation training. The CAA has also distributed copies of the syllabus to all UK recognised training establishments. Other leading GA organisations, including GAPAN, AOPA, GASCo, and the British Women Pilots’ Association have contributed to or supported the syllabus.