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Most books treat GPS as a subtopic and don’t tell everything you need to know about using GPS. But the new Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook recognizes that GPS is at the center of modern cockpits and not just add-on equipment. If you fly VFR or IFR with a panel-mounted GPS, you’re bound to learn something you didn’t know about GPS, WAAS or operating your GPS receiver. It’s a totally new book that tells you what you need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems including detailed, step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits.

Don't Get Stuck in the Clouds Wondering Which Button to Push!
Max starts the book by explaining the details of how the GPS satellite navigation system works. Next he goes into the details of the new infrastructure that was built to create WAAS, the Wide Area Augmentation System. He also explains all of the new WAAS-based approach minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP and the “gotchas” involved in flying these approaches. Finally Max gives detailed instructions for operating the most popular panel-mounted GPSs and how to use an autopilot when flying approaches.

Throughout the book, NTSB reports and NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System pilot reports are used to illustrate pitfalls in using—and misusing—GPS equipment. Dozens of practical GPS and IFR tips, gleaned from the industry’s most experienced flight instructors are clearly displayed in the margins.

Experienced pilots pilots may be surprised to learn why you should always load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final. They’ll also learn why what they used to do with the SUSP key will now get them in trouble when loading an instrument approach. But there’s lots more.

Learn What All Pilots Should Know

  • The big differences between the Direct-to key and using a flight plan.
  • Getting started entering flight plans.

Learn the Right Way to Load Approaches including:

  • The myth of needing to "activate the approach".
  • Why you’ll never want to load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final.
  • When to Load versus to Activate an instrument approach.
  • Why pushing the SUSP key gets you in trouble when loading an instrument approach.

Learn About Flying Instrument Approaches

  • How to fly ALL instrument approach types.
  • Why checking RAIM alone isn’t sufficient with a WAAS-capable GPS receiver.
  • How to use your autopilot along every step of the approach.
  • Why your autopilot may fail to couple to an ILS glide slope.
  • Why some missed approaches begin before a GPS counts down to zero.

Learn About WAAS and other New Capabilities

  • Details on new minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP.
  • How to tell if a GPS is certified to use new WAAS-based approaches.
  • Different regulations that apply to WAAS-based GPS receivers.
  • Loading airways and flying GPS-based T- and Q-route airways.

Rod Machado, Flight Instructor, Author and National Aviation Safety Counselor said, Max Trescott has done it again with the publication of Max Trescott’s WAAS and GPS Flying Handbook. This book is an absolute must-have for your flying library if you’re an instrument rated pilot or are working on your instrument rating. It’s a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to understanding and flying GPS approaches. Max takes you from the basics to the advanced aspects of WAAS based GPS approaches and covers the nitty-gritty details that are oh-so necessary to safely use today’s sophisticated GPS equipment."

Author:  Max Trescott
ISBN:  978-0-9777030-6-7
272 pages
Published July 2009  

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Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook Overview:

Most books treat GPS as a subtopic and don’t tell everything you need to know about using GPS. But the new Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook recognizes that GPS is at the center of modern cockpits and not just add-on equipment. If you fly VFR or IFR with a panel-mounted GPS, you’re bound to learn something you didn’t know about GPS, WAAS or operating your GPS receiver. It’s a totally new book that tells you what you need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems including detailed, step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits.

Don't Get Stuck in the Clouds Wondering Which Button to Push!
Max starts the book by explaining the details of how the GPS satellite navigation system works. Next he goes into the details of the new infrastructure that was built to create WAAS, the Wide Area Augmentation System. He also explains all of the new WAAS-based approach minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP and the “gotchas” involved in flying these approaches. Finally Max gives detailed instructions for operating the most popular panel-mounted GPSs and how to use an autopilot when flying approaches.

Throughout the book, NTSB reports and NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System pilot reports are used to illustrate pitfalls in using—and misusing—GPS equipment. Dozens of practical GPS and IFR tips, gleaned from the industry’s most experienced flight instructors are clearly displayed in the margins.

Experienced pilots pilots may be surprised to learn why you should always load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final. They’ll also learn why what they used to do with the SUSP key will now get them in trouble when loading an instrument approach. But there’s lots more.

Learn What All Pilots Should Know

  • The big differences between the Direct-to key and using a flight plan.
  • Getting started entering flight plans.

Learn the Right Way to Load Approaches including:

  • The myth of needing to "activate the approach".
  • Why you’ll never want to load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final.
  • When to Load versus to Activate an instrument approach.
  • Why pushing the SUSP key gets you in trouble when loading an instrument approach.

Learn About Flying Instrument Approaches

  • How to fly ALL instrument approach types.
  • Why checking RAIM alone isn’t sufficient with a WAAS-capable GPS receiver.
  • How to use your autopilot along every step of the approach.
  • Why your autopilot may fail to couple to an ILS glide slope.
  • Why some missed approaches begin before a GPS counts down to zero.

Learn About WAAS and other New Capabilities

  • Details on new minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP.
  • How to tell if a GPS is certified to use new WAAS-based approaches.
  • Different regulations that apply to WAAS-based GPS receivers.
  • Loading airways and flying GPS-based T- and Q-route airways.

Rod Machado, Flight Instructor, Author and National Aviation Safety Counselor said, Max Trescott has done it again with the publication of Max Trescott’s WAAS and GPS Flying Handbook. This book is an absolute must-have for your flying library if you’re an instrument rated pilot or are working on your instrument rating. It’s a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to understanding and flying GPS approaches. Max takes you from the basics to the advanced aspects of WAAS based GPS approaches and covers the nitty-gritty details that are oh-so necessary to safely use today’s sophisticated GPS equipment."

Author:  Max Trescott
ISBN:  978-0-9777030-6-7
272 pages
Published July 2009  

 

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Very informative.

  • By A Customer from Mc Daniels KY USA on Friday, November 10, 2017
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  • Review: Very detailed and thorough explanation of the gps/waas system.
    Clarified the differences in all approach minimum lines (lpv-lnav)

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Excellent book Can help anyone who needs to learn to use GPS

  • By A Customer from Glendale Heights IL USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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  • Review: Exceeded expectations

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  • By Fred Melcher from Jeffersonville IN USA on Monday, November 09, 2015
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Excellent - Worth the $$$

  • By Gregg from Wayne IL USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Pros: How to actually program 430/530 W's in the real world when loading a proceedure.
  • Review: Maybe a little too much technical discussion on how GPS works.

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A must have for the GPS Pilot

  • By Flyin in the Fog from Cumming GA USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
  • Pros: Max has a great writing style
  • Review: Really enjoyed this book...gives you the '"real world" applications for the IFR pilot. A book I will read more than once.

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If You Fly Using GPS You Need This Book

  • By Dan Sorkin CFII AOPA 00146762 from Walnut Creek CA USA on Monday, February 15, 2010
  • Pros: See my review
  • Review: Max Trescott's GPS/WAAS book is every Instrument Pilot's dream of a manual. It is precise, easy to understand & leaves no question unanswered. Max's use of TIPS, graphics and actual approches are stunning in their book placement and detailed explanation. I guarantee that if you buy & absorb this glass panel made easy manual you will be a better, safer Instrument Pilot. Dan Sorkin CFII AOPA 00146762

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i liked it, lots of useful stuff

  • By James from Anaheim Hills CA USA on Friday, December 18, 2009
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  • Review: Lots of tips and info that applies to the most recent up grades.  Of course information is always helpful but it is the format that allows the transfer of information and this book does that. more so than the first book on the g1000 although I am unable to explain why!

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Outstanding!

  • By Paul from Douglasville GA USA on Friday, November 13, 2009
  • Pros: Example flights.
  • Review: It more than met my expectations. Max is well versed in the G1000 as well as WAAS and other GPS's. He presents the information in a witty and easily understandable manner.

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Great New Addition to my Aviation Library

  • By John Spillane from Sarasota FL USA on Friday, September 18, 2009
  • Pros: Makes it easy to understand the WASS system
  • Review: Max Trescott previously wrote the excellent handbook on the G1000 Glass Cockpit. In this handbook he continues his insight with explaining how WASS works with the G1000. If you need help in understanding what and how WASS works, this is the book to turn to. Easy to read and understand. A must for the modern instrument pilot.

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Very informative.

  • By A Customer from Mc Daniels KY USA on Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Review: Very detailed and thorough explanation of the gps/waas system.
    Clarified the differences in all approach minimum lines (lpv-lnav)
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Excellent book Can help anyone who needs to learn to use GPS

  • By A Customer from Glendale Heights IL USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Review: Exceeded expectations
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  • By Fred Melcher from Jeffersonville IN USA on Monday, November 09, 2015
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Excellent - Worth the $$$

  • By Gregg from Wayne IL USA on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Pros: How to actually program 430/530 W's in the real world when loading a proceedure.
  • Cons: Any mention to systems other than Garmin. He should do a separate book on all other systems.
  • Review: Maybe a little too much technical discussion on how GPS works.
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A must have for the GPS Pilot

  • By Flyin in the Fog from Cumming GA USA on Tuesday, October 09, 2012
  • Pros: Max has a great writing style
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  • Review: Really enjoyed this book...gives you the '"real world" applications for the IFR pilot. A book I will read more than once.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.
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If You Fly Using GPS You Need This Book

  • By Dan Sorkin CFII AOPA 00146762 from Walnut Creek CA USA on Monday, February 15, 2010
  • Pros: See my review
  • Cons: There are no cons
  • Review: Max Trescott's GPS/WAAS book is every Instrument Pilot's dream of a manual. It is precise, easy to understand & leaves no question unanswered. Max's use of TIPS, graphics and actual approches are stunning in their book placement and detailed explanation. I guarantee that if you buy & absorb this glass panel made easy manual you will be a better, safer Instrument Pilot. Dan Sorkin CFII AOPA 00146762
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
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i liked it, lots of useful stuff

  • By James from Anaheim Hills CA USA on Friday, December 18, 2009
  • Review: Lots of tips and info that applies to the most recent up grades.  Of course information is always helpful but it is the format that allows the transfer of information and this book does that. more so than the first book on the g1000 although I am unable to explain why!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
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Outstanding!

  • By Paul from Douglasville GA USA on Friday, November 13, 2009
  • Pros: Example flights.
  • Cons: Wish it was twice as thick!
  • Review: It more than met my expectations. Max is well versed in the G1000 as well as WAAS and other GPS's. He presents the information in a witty and easily understandable manner.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.
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Great New Addition to my Aviation Library

  • By John Spillane from Sarasota FL USA on Friday, September 18, 2009
  • Pros: Makes it easy to understand the WASS system
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Max Trescott previously wrote the excellent handbook on the G1000 Glass Cockpit. In this handbook he continues his insight with explaining how WASS works with the G1000. If you need help in understanding what and how WASS works, this is the book to turn to. Easy to read and understand. A must for the modern instrument pilot.
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