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Aviation Learning Center Document GPS Approach Minima - How Low Can You Go?
Author: Martin Heller Date: July 2006
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You can find a condensed version of the information in this article on page A1 of each U.S. Terminal Procedures Flight Information Publication and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) paragraph 5-4-5, j. (http://www.faa.gov/ATPubs/AIM/Chap5/aim0504.html#5-4-5) More GPS and WAAS information is available in the AIM paragraphs 1-1-19 (http://www.faa.gov/ATPubs/AIM/Chap1/aim0101.html#1-1-19) and 1-1-20. (http://www.faa.gov/ATPubs/AIM/Chap1/aim0101.html#1-1-20)

For additional background information on GPS approaches:

The following advisory circulars can be accessed through Advisory Circulars (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and. . .ryCircular.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet)

  • AC 90-94, (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and. . .A086D6F9862569D8007806EB?OpenDocument)Guidelines for using Global Positioning System Equipment for IFR En Route and Terminal Operations and for Nonprecision Instrument Approaches in the U.S. National Airspace System
  • AC 90-97, (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and. . .21CE439D862569EE005FD63E?OpenDocument)Use of Barometric Vertical Navigation (VNAV) for Instrument Approach Operations Using Decision Altitude.
  • AC 90-100, (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and. . .C73D04F986256F9D00583FC2?OpenDocument)U.S. Terminal and En Route Area Navigation (RNAV) Operations.

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