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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. It is fully illustrated throughout with charts, maps, photos, and diagrams.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071416696
ISBN-10: 0071416692
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Phil Dixon

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.