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GPS In Glass-Cockpits?  
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (15 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

is there any GPS Global Positioning System on newer mordern glass cockpits? older aircrafts?!? i know there is in FS2000..hehe/ Back to GPS, after the Korean Air shotdown President Ronald Reagen allowed airlines to use the American GPS, what does that mean? although this incident was believed to be some conspiracy.

GPS would help a lot in guiding rite?

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User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

In the case of KAL007, having GPS navigation wouldnt have helped at all. The B747 was fitted with triple INS's, but the Autopilot was following the heading selector.

Both the B744 and 777 have GPS information displayed, but the primary source of navigation is from IRS's.

As for President Reagan, he allowed the military satellites which provided GPS information to be used for civilian use. The abilities of these satellites were downgraded until 1999.

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

After speaking with a 777 first officer, THIS particular 777 mainly used GPS as the navigation system. However, the GPS was backed up with multiple IRS systems.

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