As of the July 31st, 2018 article, the FAA is requiring that all new aircraft, which includes light single-engine commercial airplanes, carry a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation system.
A recent study found that a large percentage of new aircraft and aircraft systems that do not comply with the new federal requirements will not exceed 60 miles of runway. Since we’re talking about flying more than 60 miles, that means you can’t fly more than 60 miles even if you’re flying at 70 miles a day.
The FAA is looking to use more GPS in aircraft and aircrafts will become more GPS friendly. The FAA’s report shows that only 28% of new aircraft are GPS compatible, and that’s not the end of the world. It just means that aircraft owners will need to test their aircrafts for GPS compatibility before they fly.
That is a pretty ridiculous statement. It means that air traffic control will no longer be able to check aircrafts’ speeds, altitudes, and positions by flying by GPS. It means that aircrafts will be more likely to fly on autopilot or manually. There are some who feel that a GPS-less aircraft would be safer because if a GPS-less aircraft was taken out of the sky, it would be much easier to find, because it might be impossible to find.
That means that pilots will have to be more diligent in making sure their aircraft are always in the same position, which means a great increase in aircraft accidents. It might mean that air traffic control will have to make the decision to fly by GPS or not, but it will still be easier for pilots.
I know that people don’t like the idea of pilots not having a GPS, but it’s not hard to understand why they might want to. It’s also not hard to imagine that it might make it easier for pilots to avoid “dangerous” airspace that pilots see as unsafe.
If you’re like me, you probably have a favorite kind of airplane you’ve always wanted to fly.
I’m not a particularly big fan of any particular model of aircraft, I’d rather fly a jet than any of the others, but there is one particular airplane that I do want to fly. I actually want to take it to a flight school and teach it to fly. If such a thing exists, it would have to be a high-performance jet, not a very small one.
There have been a few rumors about a new super-light jet fighter being developed by Boeing. The rumor is that the plane would be about the size of a Cessna 172, but weigh less than half of a Cessna 340. It would also feature a retractable undercarriage, making it a true airplane. A true airplane, that is.