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Old 06-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publi...1/gen13000.cfm
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:15 PM
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Any chance you know the specific FAR or publication from the FAA that confirms this? This is my understanding but I have to admit I cant find it in the FARs.
http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/m...N_8900.218.pdf
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:17 PM
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Thanks, that is the same info I have. Basically you can do LPV at one airport, but the other you can only do lateral navigation (LNAV/VNAV).

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olicy Clarification for WAAS Users

The current alternate airport planning policy explicitly prohibits TSO-C145() and TSO-C146() equipped users (WAAS users) from planning to use WAAS vertical guidance at their alternate airport.

There are some WAAS integrations that use baro-VNAV for vertical guidance. WAAS users should consult their flight manuals for this information. This policy clarification allows properly trained and approved, as required, WAAS users equipped with and using approved baro-VNAV equipment to plan for applicable alternate airport weather minimums using:

1. LNAV/VNAV DA at an alternate airport.

2. RNP 0.3 DA on an RNAV (RNP) IAP at the alternate airport if specifically authorized.

The FAA based this policy clarification on the facts that GPS-based lateral guidance is the same for LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and RNP 0.3 DA and approved barometric vertical navigation equipment does not rely on GPS information. Therefore, a loss of GPS vertical would not affect these WAAS users navigating vertically with baro-VNAV.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:23 PM
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Don't confuse "you can do.." with "you must plan for..." -- you *still* CAN do LPV at your alternate... but must plan for LNAV only.

Keep in mind there's an operational limitation anyways that has nothing to do with what the rules say.. and that's that at most places the only weather forecast available is area forecast that is simply not granular enough to differentiate anyways.. so in reality whether your alternate has LPV or just LNAV would make no difference for planning purposes... it'll still have to be VFR to choose most of these smaller airports as alternates.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:11 PM
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If you are really going to fly IFR you need to install a NAV Antenna as a backup to the GPS. Before Garmin finally replaced my GTN650 I had multiple GPS failures. Including a GPS failure on approach into Rapid City between two large thunderstorms and a fire TFR on the way to Oshkosh. I have also experienced complete GPS outages (all 5 GPS units in the RV-10) in the Reno area on more than one trip.

You have already paid for the radio and it should not take more than a few hours to install the antenna. I have a separate Archer Antenna in each wing tip of the RV-10, one to the GTN650 and one to my backup Nav radio.

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Old 06-10-2014, 01:42 PM
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+1 with Rob. At this point the only hard thing about putting in an Archer antenna will be pulling the coax.

And, to repeat what others said: you may fly an LPV approach at the alternate airport, but you need to plan on an LNAV approach (the forecast has to call for 800' ceilings or better (standard, non precision), not 600' or better.)
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:17 PM
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Just remember not all GPS approaches are equal, you have Lnav, Lnav/Vnav and LPV. They all have different mins and LPV is the only one that can be classified as a precision approach.

My rule of thumb is alternates must always have a ground based approach. Even if it is non-precision. I trust the GPS about as far as I can throw it and well I cant throw it very far with out throwing the plane too.

The GTN 750 in my experiences has been rock solid and its a great tool to have. However, I would not use it for sole IFR flight (plus those other NavAid help you stay current).
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Default AIM reference for WAAS

In the AIM dated 4/3/14 -available from the FAA here:
http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publi...ic_4-03-14.pdf
In section 1-1-19 (WAAS), paragraph (c) 7. (a), (AIM page 1-1-34, pdf page 66) it goes into detail regarding WAAS "Stand alone" units for use IFR and for alternate airports.
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Just remember not all GPS approaches are equal, you have Lnav, Lnav/Vnav and LPV. They all have different mins and LPV is the only one that can be classified as a precision approach.

My rule of thumb is alternates must always have a ground based approach. Even if it is non-precision. I trust the GPS about as far as I can throw it and well I cant throw it very far with out throwing the plane too.

The GTN 750 in my experiences has been rock solid and its a great tool to have. However, I would not use it for sole IFR flight (plus those other NavAid help you stay current).
I'm not a true fan.............of those other NavAids. A prime interest in life for me, was why all of those airplanes crashed into rising terrain, for all of those years. I do live in mountain country, which is heavily "dotted" with CFIT accident sites. GPS "is" making the difference, and it's finally being noted as doing so. BTW--- a friend of mine, who flies for a major airline, keeps track of GPS failure (their Boeing uses GPS as the main nav source)...............for my benefit. We're up to 14 years now.
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If you are really going to fly IFR you need to install a NAV Antenna as a backup to the GPS. Before Garmin finally replaced my GTN650 I had multiple GPS failures. Including a GPS failure on approach into Rapid City between two large thunderstorms and a fire TFR on the way to Oshkosh. I have also experienced complete GPS outages (all 5 GPS units in the RV-10) in the Reno area on more than one trip.

You have already paid for the radio and it should not take more than a few hours to install the antenna. I have a separate Archer Antenna in each wing tip of the RV-10, one to the GTN650 and one to my backup Nav radio.

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Any notams for the Reno area? Testing, time????
I confess...........I'm not much for radio nav. Today, I'm going to install a new A/C unit. Just below the area, where a United DC-8 cargo jet slammed into the mountain, in 1977. Much to do with "radio". Even a cheap handheld model...........of todays GPS units, would have prevented that one. Every day, I look at a mountain peak, where a "airliner" disappeared for nearly six months, back in '36. Amelia Earhart even flew up to look for it.

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