|Quoting Julianuk (Thread starter):|
If you are flying to an airport with only an NDB or an NDB/VOR would you now choose GPS for the approach
Depends on the GPS installation (for me at least). Some GPS'es make setting up an approach a piece of cake, others make you enter an entire frickin' flight plan just to shoot an approach. GPS approaches, once set up, are much more forgiving to fly, and you have the added benefit of a two dimensional "video game" display to show you where you are-makes things MUCH nicer.
Depends. In the US, many GPS approaches are overlays for an existing NDB or VOR approach, and the minimums are the same. A dedicated GPS approach (one with no equivalent NDB, VOR, or LOC procedure), IIRC, do have lower minumums, but not as low as a precision approach (ILS). However, with WAAS in the US, vertical guidance will now be a part of many GPS approaches, and we will start seeing ILS-like minumums for WAAS-equipped aircraft.