Pretty straight forward question to something I'm a bit unsure of.
Does GPS also meet the requirement of DME above 24,000 feet? Or is it just for approaches and stuff and actual DME is required?
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A little story, last year the FAA sent a notification to our flight school essentialy saying that our GPS units TSO no longer met the requirements for DME. However we already had the airplanes and the GPS unit was approved at the time of purchase. The planes had no stand alone DME, this essentialy made it so that we could not legally identify certain step down fixes, or DME fixes on different approaches. It was quire a pain in the ass until the Feds reversed their decision after realizing their mistake, and now we can use the GPS as DME. In short it depends on the TSO on your unit whether or not you can use it for DME.