Thursday, June 11, 2009
GPS Approaches for Every Airport?
The combination of the GPS and WAAS satellite constellations provides all of the United States with the capability for WAAS accuracy and approaches.
To begin with, WAAS stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. In this article, we’ll review some of the features and benefits that are inherent in WAAS. One way to view WAAS is as a more accurate GPS. More appropriately, it’s a more accurate GPS with some bells and whistles that provide the basis for a variety of new instrument approaches. Given that, could you or would you say that WAAS is another quantum leap forward in navigation? Depending upon your criteria, the answer could go either way. For two reasons, I lean toward the belief that it is, indeed, another step up the navigation curve.
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