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Using GPS

This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.

The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one. You will get a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.


What GPS Does

Waypoint Navigation (Examples using Garmin)

Operating your GPS-Buttons, Different Screens,

Classes are held in the Squadron's classroom on San Carlos Boulevard. This calss is under revision, and not available at this time. Please call the Squadron at (239) 466-4040 for additional information. Click on
Class Schedule for Dates and Times. Online registration is available for this class.

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