Mobile Phone GPS for Aeronautical use?

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  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1

    K-Rigg

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    I bought a HTC Fuse mobile phone that has gps capabilities and windows operating system.

    I found this program that seems to have real time gps for aviation use.
    EFISce 2003 Europe database 1.51 Windows Mobile Pocket PC

    my question is does my phone actually have a gps, or is it something that works off cell towers? Would this program work?
     
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    Dana

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    All cell phones in the US are required to have some sort of tracking device now... a few use GPS but most use a cell tower based sytem. I don't know how that would work in the air, but unless you have a PCS phone, it's illegal to use it while airborne (not that I've ever heard of anybody being charged).

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  3. Mar 10, 2009 #3

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    I have a Pharos 600 GPS/phone. The screen is barely big enough to use in the car, let alone while flying. And the interface is pretty cumbersome and would be very distracting while flying.
     

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