Flyin'Dutch' wrote:Solution looking for a problem?
VFR - GPS Backed up by window plus map/compass/timer.
I started flying over half a century ago. I can remember when you would request a QDM from a passing airfield. In those days you would make a wish to the Pools Fairy for a Decca Navigator or fiendishly expensive Doppler Inertial. Fifty years later to buy your first SkyDemon/Airbox is far beyond your wildest dreams.
I know officially you are still supposed to fly VFR with pilotage and DR, and many people cling on to the old days of lines on maps and dials and mental calculations, but recently flying the magenta line has started to be accepted. It has probably been driven by airspace busts but once people accept that a GPS-driven map is more reliable at keeping jets into Stansted free from disruptions then it's a small step to accept the old ways are actually second best wherever you are.
It's relaxing flying along not really knowing where you are half the time but neatly spotting your destination a minute or so before the time showing on your log but around areas of congested airspace maybe it's 'stop when the fun stops' and check where you are compared to the boundary lines minute by minute.