Four Ways To Master Your Airplane's GPS On The Ground - Clayviation.com
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We got ahead of some developing weather in Nashville and the route had cleared nicely for my final leg home. It was a smooth ride in a low workload environment - the kind that is easy to get bored or complacent. But a good pilot always has something to do, so I made the most of the cruise. One of the uses I found for my time was to gain a deeper understanding of the avionics in the airplane.
When the airplane is running, playing with non critical nuances of the GPS is rarely given much attention. This makes knowing the ins and outs of the GPS unit a weakness unless you put some effort into studying it on the ground. It's not always practical or even possible to spend time with the unit on the ground, but there are some great ways to learn it - aside from just reading the manual.