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Simulations could pave way for GPS approaches at small airports

06-11-2012

While there are thousands of precision- and non-precision GPS approaches at airports across the U.S., there are few at the many small airports with short, narrow runways. A new study planned for next summer at Embry-Riddle could start to change that. The study will put instrument pilots through simulator sessions to see how well they can fly and land planes to current GPS minimums at airports with small runways. The study will determine whether existing GPS approach criteria will work at airports with less elaborate approach lights and shorter runways, which would leave pilots with less margin for error if they come in high or fast on the approach.

http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/news/erau-to-test-precision-landing-approaches.html

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