Bathman wrote:Are you sure I 've got a copy right in front of me and it states page 43 " The prime purpose of the navigation training is to teach the student to navigate without the use of GPS"
"The prime purpose of the navigation training is to teach the student to
navigate without the use of GPS enabled devices.
The student must have demonstrated competence and have successfully flown a
dual navigation exercise without the use of such devices prior to his/her first solo
navigation exercise. If the aircraft used for training is fitted with such devices, or they
are carried, the student must be taught their proper use, after which they may be
used – including during the solo navigation training.
So, there you have it. Map/compass/watch Navigation must still be taught and the
student must demonstrate competence in a dual flight. After that, GPS can be used"
"USE OF GPS ENABLED DEVICES
This syllabus recognises the value of GPS enabled devices as a navigation aid.
Correct use of a GPS can potentially reduce cockpit workload and help avoid
airspace infringements. However, due to their potential operational limitations they
should not be used as the sole navigational tool.
This means that conventional mapwork must still be used in conjunction with GPS."
Which is basically what I said, I think? Its also what I believe is the correct approach and is how I've been teaching for several years.