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GPS and WAAS Explained!
The information you need to understand and operate GPS and learn what it can do for you.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010, starting at 19:00 Download Calendar File
Sean Dignan
Brief Description:

Attend this informative briefing with featured speaker Sean Dignan, a FAASTeam Rep, for an interactive and educational look into the many features and uses of GPS with emphasis on the Garmin 430. This is a complex instrument which requires some effort from the pilot to understand the Garmin "Knobology” and the special features and capabilities. Don't miss this informative event! Please pre-register to ensure you receive your WINGs Credit!

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Location of Seminar:
Hanscom Field Massport Terminal
200 Hanscom Drive

Bedford, MA 01730
Directions to Venue:

128 (95) to Exit 30B (2A Hanscom Field). At the blinking set of lights, turn right toward the Civil Air Terminal to the second floor.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  BED
100 seats at the facility, 15 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
The FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Stephen Grota
Phone: 781-274-0731 ext 335
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

GPS have been installed in the general aviation fleet in large numbers. The Garmin 430W has brought us into the era of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) which is a real boon to both VFR and IFR pilots alike.

Whether you own the aircraft or are renting it, you should understand how to properly use this important piece of equipment. Sean Dignan is the founder of Ascend Aviation and provides expert professional training on all types of technically advanced aircraft including the Very Light Jet (VLJ) category. Join us for an educational background on what GPS is and how to use it to its maximum potential.

Here are the bullet points of what will be covered in this informative presentation:

GPS basics, satellite constellation, GPS receivers, how it determines your position
Panel mount vs portable
IFR capabilities
WAAS and how it works
IFR capabilities with WAAS
And little bit on the future of navigation and RNP 

Don’t miss this exciting event and the chance to talk to someone who actually uses the equipment; not a sales pitch!

Please preregister to ensure you receive your WINGs Credit in a timely manner.    

128 (95) to Exit 30B (2A Hanscom Field). At the blinking set of lights, turn right toward the Civil Air Terminal to the second floor in the Old FSDO facility.

Sponsored by the Aviation Safety Group of MA (ASGM).

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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