ASA has expanded the popular software product GPS Trainer, adding 3 more
GPS unit tutorials for a total training package of 6 of the most
popular IFR-approved and handheld GPS receivers on the market today.
Learn to use the KLN 89B/94, GNS 430/530, and GPSMAP 295, and the
Apollo GX 50/60. The FAA does not mandate design, labeling, function,
and operation of GPS receivers. With this lack of standardization,
pilots are left to their own devices to learn each unit. Applicable to
both VFR and IFR operations, all the tasks GPS can help you with are
covered. Exercises are included throughout. Intuitive software is as
easy to use as reading a book. Movie clips, animations, original figures
and diagrams accelerate the learning process. Emulators integrate with
the tutorial for hands-on practice of each task. Includes the
manufacturers' simulators for the GNS 430, GNS 530, KLN 89B, and GX
50/60 (manufacturers' simulators not available or included for the
GPSMAP 295 and KLN 94). PC and Mac compatible.
GPS Trainer includes a complete orientation on the GPS receivers:
what each knob and button does, what information can be gleaned from
each screen, how the GPS "pages" work together, etc.
The tutorial is organized into 5 sections to reflect each phase of
flight: theory, preflight, enroute, terminal, and approach. All the
navigation tasks are covered, including data entry, flight plans,
nearest and direct-to operations, IFR departures and arrivals, GPS and
overlay approaches, and more! The program features an intuitive program
interface, animations, movie clips, original diagrams and figures to
support the textual descriptions. Emulators are an intricate part of the
tutorial, providing for interactivity and hands-on experience for each
task. Read the focused step-by-step instructions for a task, watch a
movie clip of the instructor performing the task, then practice it
yourself, using the built-in emulators.
The manufacturers' operating manuals and simulators are included on
the CD for the GNS 430, GNS 530, KLN 89B, and GX 50/60 (manufacturers'
simulators not available or included for the GPSMAP 295 and KLN 94),
along with FAA documents pertinent to GPS operations. GPS Trainer is a tutorial that picks up where these materials leave off and focuses on the tasks GPS can perform.