Do you prefer to navigate with GPS, Ded Reckoning, or Electronic navigation.
 88%  [ 8 ]
Ded Reckoning
 11%  [ 1 ]
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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

Does anyone know where I can get free charts? I would like to learn how to navigate the old fashion way. Radarman, you would probally know.

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

sorry the electronic navigation option didn't come up. Something must of happened. Make a post if your chose is Electronic navigation.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

GPS and sometimes a compass-fly by the seat of your pants, with a little tech help.


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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

I love all types of Navigation.... It's probably the area of FS I enjoy most.

I mainly navigate by programming FMCs in the modern airliners (most use IRS, an Inertial based system using lasers, that is often referenced against a GPS).

However, I've also completed a lot of flights using pure VOR navigation, with no GPS reference at all.

But the latest thing I've been playing with is the INS (Inertial Navigation System), the old version of IRS that uses Gyros and Accelerometers to determine position referenced against only the starting point. I'm using the version in 747 RFP.

But like RadarMan, I occasionally like to just try heading off in a certain direction and using purely a compass to try and find where im going

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

but what about the printable charts

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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

Charts are BIG BUCKS.... You'd think the Net would be crowded with free charts to download but it ain't - software from Jeppeson and the likes is not cheap, and I'm not aware of any proper free charts but I ain't the best surfer, so if anyone else finds what your looking for, I'm sure they'll post details.

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hengchun Trainee

List of sites here:

Free ones here:

and here:

hope this is what you are looking for.
Randy A
PS I'm flying mostly with NDB's this month.

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