GPS for Aerial Navigation

Date:         05 Dec 96 02:27:19 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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In "Flying", Dec. 1996 on p.16 Richard L. Collins says the FAA proposes
to "phase out Omega and Loran-C by 2000 and most VORs and DMEs by 2010
....GPS system for precision approaches will be operating in five years
...isn't clear whether or not ILS systems are on the list to be phased
out by 2010."

In the same issue a letter to the editor complains about the lack of
redundancy if sole reliance is placed on GPS, and the editor's note in
comment agrees that many people are concerned about this, but GPS
is cheap (the FAA doesn't pay for it, the DOD does!).