B: Re: Course Bearing Track Heading
johncollins at carolina.rr.com
Sun Feb 17 10:01:54 EST 2008
You wrote: "I have made suggestions to Garmin concerning that and other
operating improvements. What I have received back is very haughty response
know nothing at all about flying IFR and that they know it all."
At least you got an answer, that is more than I have ever gotten.
John D. Collins
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----- Original Message -----
From: <BobsV35B at aol.com>
To: <beech-owners at beechcraft.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: B: Re: Course Bearing Track Heading
> Good Morning Jim,
> As to using a handheld to aid in situational awareness when using another
> GPS as primary, I totally agree, but it is a SHAME that Garmin does not
> a dual capability in their GPS units.
> My ancient Trimble has the capability of allowing us to monitor a second
> waypoint for distance and bearing at the same time as we are using the set
> the primary navigation source. The very earliest Trimbles, which came on
> market in 1992, had that capability as did many of the other early GPS
> I have made suggestions to Garmin concerning that and other potential
> operating improvements. What I have received back is very haughty response
> that I
> know nothing at all about flying IFR and that they know it all.
> At several seminars given by Garmin representatives they have made
> statements concerning the use of GPS In Lieu Of DME and ADF and have
> procedures that I do not believe were consistent with the uses we got
> approved in
> Garmin has not been at all cooperative when I asked to discuss their
> procedures. I did not bring it up at their seminars. I tried to discuss it
> private so as to avoid any possible embarrassment to the Garmin
> Nevertheless, they were totally obnoxious!
> Fortunately, AOPA has been working hard with the FAA on new definitions
> general RNAV capabilities that should simplify such use.
> Keep your fingers crossed. There may be regulatory interpretations that
> make what GARMIN is teaching legal, though I still think their recommended
> procedures stink!
> Happy Skies,
> Old Bob
> Bob Siegfried
> Ancient Aviator
> 628 West 86th Street
> Downers Grove, IL 60516
> 630 985-8502
> Stearman N3977A
> Brookeridge Air Park LL22
> In a message dated 2/17/2008 6:53:47 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> flyinga at dishmail.net writes:
> I like to fly with the 369 showing the destination as my next waypoint
> up) and the 430 showing the flight plan (track up!).
> Jim Averett
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