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NeilC wrote:

I have even used it in the USA where it showed a great track round the Hudson VFR corridor in NY after a memorable flight

I really wanted to use it in the US. But it doesn’t display TFRs… Which is probably the most dangerous thing to face in the US airspace. They pop up like crazy and you’ll far sooner receive a personal F16 airshow by busting through a TFR than you are breaking into Class B airspace…

So I had to buy plan B software for flying in the States.

It’s fascinating that it’s mentioned so much in the MORs

Most MORs contain an account from the pilot, at the end of the descriptive text. Not sure if these extracts are complete or partial. It is always, IIRC, the pilot who comments on SD.

I do think ATOs should teach students the use of some common nav apps like this as part of the PPL syllabus.

I think they can’t because

  • the CAA would be favouring a specific commercial product which they clearly should not do
  • some % of PPL students are unable to grasp the “satnav” paradigms, and/or how to use phones or tablets (many struggle with just email, or IM apps)
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I think they can’t because
the CAA would be favouring a specific commercial product which they clearly should not do
some % of PPL students are unable to grasp the “satnav” paradigms, and/or how to use phones or tablets (many struggle with just email, or IM apps)

To be constructive , I think a generic requirement could be to teach the use of moving map software for awareness of airspace, terrain, plus any supplementary info on PLOG, NOTAMs etc. or words to that effect. Mostly I find my students have a greater grasp of phone and tablet technology than probably I do, and I’m not bad

Last Edited by NeilC at 01 Aug 20:17
NeilC
EGPT, LMML
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