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Mastering GPS Flying by Phil Dixon, Sherwood Harris


Mastering GPS Flying by Phil Dixon, Sherwood Harris

With GPS (Global Positioning Systems) now standard equipment in virtually all aircraft, GPS mastery is becoming as necessary to pilots as basic stick and rudder skills With a unique set of six field-test flight lessons, this guide teaches pilots how to use GPS equipment in all common VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flight situations, in last minute changes, as well as in emergencies. Fully illustrated throughout with charts, maps, photos, and diagrams

About the Author

Phil Dixon holds ATP, Flight Engineer, and Flight Instructor Certificates with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. He has served as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and as an Aviation Safety Counselor. Mr. Dixon graduated from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. He is a member of AOPA and lives in the St. Louis area. Sherwood Harris is coauthor (with Henry Sollman) of the well-received McGraw-Hill book, Mastering Instrument Flying, now in its third edition. A former Navy carrier pilot, he holds an ATP and Flight Instructor Certificates with Single, Multi-Engine, and Instrument ratings. Mr. Harris was a part-time flight instructor in Danbury, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York, for many years. A member of AOPA, he is a retired Reader's Digest senior staff editor and makes his home in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Publication date

13th September 2004


Phil Dixon, Sherwood Harris

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


218 pages


Aviation skills / piloting



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