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Old 11th Jan 2012, 23:35
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Phalconphixer
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Granada, Spain
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But GPS height is acceptable for measuring your vertical position relative to the ground. For that purpose it is used in aircraft systems, for example in EGPWS and in GPS / GBAS based landing systems.
Not disputing what you say in the least, as I said Ive been off the tools now for 5 years and things may have changed... but... when I last encountered EGPWS retrofitting our fleet of F20's with Proline 4 glass cockpits and lots of other technological goodies, so far as I recall the alt input was always Rad Alt.

Still cant see that altitude information from a GPS would be accurate enough, particularly for a critical piece of kit like EGPWS.

I will stand gratefully corrected if someone can disprove my suspicions. I may be retired but I try to stay current!

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