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gtae07

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Sounds like fun! Seriously, one of the things I plan to do with my glass and (eventually) IFR RV once it’s done is turn off all the fancy stuff on occasion and make a few old-school trips around the southeast. See if I still remember how...
 

Pops

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Sounds like fun! Seriously, one of the things I plan to do with my glass and (eventually) IFR RV once it’s done is turn off all the fancy stuff on occasion and make a few old-school trips around the southeast. See if I still remember how...

I love going cross country in areas for the first time with finger on the chart and stop watch. Keeps you busy.
 

Aerowerx

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Uh, I know it has been 20 years since I took lessons, but I seem to remember having to do that (navigate with map and compass and E-6B) as a student pilot.

Is that still a requirement,or have the rules changed?
 

lr27

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If you're flying in the Southeast right now, those skills might be very useful. I understand there's a military exercise going on right now that includes GPS jamming.
 

mcrae0104

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Uh, I know it has been 20 years since I took lessons, but I seem to remember having to do that (navigate with map and compass and E-6B) as a student pilot.

Is that still a requirement,or have the rules changed?
Yes. Regular old navigation is still taught and is in the private pilot knowledge test.
 

jedi

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I’ve done Chino CA to Brownsville TX (and back) in a Luscombe 8A with only a map, a compass, and a 13 gallon tank (lots of stops). It was a blast!
Or KOSH to WA state in a CGS Hawk with 10 gallons of fuel and a fuel thirsty Rotax two cycle. I Did not turn on the GPS till the third day when I ran out of section lines. Nor do you need a GPS when you can't climb out of the valley the road follows.
 
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