Glen A. Gilbert

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Abstract: GENERAL AVIATION has become the major user of the airspace in the United States, and will continue as an increasingly predominant airspace user as time goes on. Thus future programming must take into consideration more and more the impact of general aviation on the control of air traflic, and in particular its inherent need for flexible flight routes between many points on the surface. A significant requirement for aircraft flying over multiple routes connecting virtually unlimited combinations of departure and destination points and for the efficient control of high density traffic is that pilots can perform area navigation. Airborne equipment is now available which provides accurate area, multiple track, navigational flexibility. During the remainder of this Century, probably the most acceptable equipment with this capabihty for the majority of general aviation aircraft-from both an operational and economic viewpointwill involve the introduction of airborne computers for use with conventional VOR/DME receivers, coupled with suitable read-outs giving continuous position information. Aircraft so equipped also will be able to provide data link reporting of position information derived from the airborne navigation system, which will constitute an important contribution to future automation in the conbrol of air traffic.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 4
Pages: 398 - 415
Cite this article: Gilbert, Glen A., "NAVIGATION FOR GENERAL AVIATION", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 1967-1968, pp. 398-415.
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