Max Trescott recently did a survey of his readers and found out that more than half of them have difficulty at least some of the time getting a GPS to do what they want. Moreover, his experience as a CFI has told him that there aren’t many good reference materials that explain everything that one needs to know about the GPS – especially the latest GPS systems.
Hence, Max has recently written a handbook entitled Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook where he explains how to operate the latest GPS systems and he includes step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits. In addition, his handbook covers specific topics such as the differences between the Direct-to key and using a flight plan, entering flight plans, the right way to use load approaches,flying instrument approaches and about WAAS and other new capabilities. The book can be ordered online and costs US$39.95 plus shipping.
So if you are among the numerous pilots out there who are still fiddling with the GPS while trying to also fly the aircraft, Max’s book may go a long way to help you better understand how to properly use the latest GPS systems.