Whitestone Posted April 2, 2012 Report Share Posted April 2, 2012 So here we are in this great age where we have all these cool toys to get us from "A" to "B" and still i hear of people who do not use a GPS. What are your thoughts AND experiences with using either or both? Arguments about how "kids" these days don't know how to read a paper map and if the US government ever turned off the System or made some kind of adjustment to it for strategic purposes such as for a military operation. Or just plain and simple if the system crashed that it would become useless to civil users, we've all heard comments like that since this technology became available to us. Then there is the failure of the receiving unit its self, how would you deal with that if for instance you were searching for a fuel cache or your way back "home" in unfamiliar territory? Not the worst thing in summer, bugs and some wild life aside, but in winter it could become much more problematic (and Polar Bears give me the willies all year around!). I have long heard the argument about always having your map out but i have never had the GPS System fail or my unit for that matter except having the battery give out (not hard wired to the machine) once when i was 1 minute away from an unfamiliar airport (thank you ARCAL!, lol). I carry a small hand held as a spare as well as a full compliment of paper maps of the area i am flying in. Thoughts and comments... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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