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Re: Galileo interference on L band



Do not forget that GPS will be a key component of ADS-B, which has been 
accepted by the FAA.

John  WA4WDL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David B. Toth" <ve3gyq@amsat.org>
To: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>; "amsat bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:28 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Galileo interference on L band


> At 11:08 PM 9/20/2006, George Henry wrote:
>>Gosh!  How did we ever fly airplanes without crashing them, before 
>>satellite
>>navigation?
>>
>>Show me a commercial pilot who would rely solely on his GPS for 
>>navigation,
>>and I'll show you a pilot who doesn't belong in the cockpit!
>
> With all due respect George, that is an overly emotional and inane 
> comment.
> I relied on GPS navigation solely on my trip back from the DCC in
> Tucson ... as well, I used my XM-Radio weather datalink to pick my
> way through the front created by Hurricane Helene. The VOR receiver
> would not have allowed me to do all that.
>
> And once my Garmin 430 is updated for WAAS , I'll be able to do
> precision approaches with GPS.
>
> ADFs are being decommissioned and I doubt you'll see any new ILS
> approaches being installed ...
>
> No, I'm not a COMMERCIAL pilot, but I fly a lot, and there ARE a lot
> of commercial missions being flown with GPS alone (with probably 2
> GPS receivers on board).
> AND, GPS improves situational awareness which DOES decrease crashes
> and other accidents.
>
> 73
> Dave VE3GYQ/W8
> Spencerville, OH
>
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