Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 pm
I would undoubtedly continue flying if there was no GPS - I flew without it until a bit over two years ago, so I could quite easily go back if I had to, and I'd still love the air.
But my nav style has changed quite a bit. I nudge up much, much closer to the edges of CAS these days.
So for example, whereas back in the day I would have given Stapleford a call and gone through their overhead, or close to it, when heading that way, now I'll go through the gap between their ATZ and the NE corner of the London CTR, and stay with Farnborough.
I still (pretty much) make sure I know exactly where I am at all times, cross referencing with the ground, so I would almost always have an 'out' if suddenly the GPS dropped out. It would sure get my full attention though.
Which begs the question, what does the SkyDemon screen do if it loses GPS? It's never happened to me, and I'm using it literally on every flight now, but presumably the warning would be fairly obvious?