• NC Software is proud to announce the release of APDL - Airline Pilot Logbook version 10.0. Click here to view APDL on the Apple App store and install now.

Hand Held GPS

maverick_fp00

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 7, 2002
Posts
247
Total Time
.4K
Hey guys and gals, I'm looking for a hand held GPS to buy. Can you all please leave some recommendations or reviews of some different models for me so I can get an idea of what I need.


Thanks,
Nick Kitchen
maverick_fp00@hotmail.com
 

ShawnC

Skirts Will Rise
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Posts
1,481
Total Time
-5Z
If you want a high end one, that won't cost you very much, get an Ipaq and a GPS reciever, you will get a 295+ class GPS for the price of the 195.
 

azpilot

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
376
Total Time
+1
I am extremely happy with my Lowrance Airmap 100. I also have a Compaq iPaq set with the Pharos GPS. Check out a review on www.myplaneonline.com

The iPaq are great but the connection from the GPS to the device just plain sucks. It will come out really easy. I would say in general the handheld devices are easier to deal with in the cockpit if you need to make changes quickly. The Pocket PC devices are great if you put in a route and go but don't plan on changing things. It is a pen to use the pen in the plane unless you have a passenger that can help you. If you already own a Pocket PC I would give serious consideration to adding a GPS to it and saving some money.

- AZPilot
 

flyboy321

Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2001
Posts
21
Total Time
A Few
approaches?

Do the high-end handhelds (GPSMAP 295, of AVmap EKP-III) have approaches in ther databases? I know you can't lagally shoot an approach using a hand-held, but I wondered if they have them for situational awareness?
 

azpilot

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
376
Total Time
+1
Re: approaches?

flyboy321 said:
Do the high-end handhelds (GPSMAP 295, of AVmap EKP-III) have approaches in ther databases? I know you can't lagally shoot an approach using a hand-held, but I wondered if they have them for situational awareness?

I am not aware of one that does this. I know some of the Pocket PC based software should support this in the near future.

Check out:
http://www.anywheremap.com/anywhere/
http://www.gonavgps.com/
 

Vandal

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Posts
347
Total Time
1
I'm selling my garmin 295 on ebay right now, and I can confirm they don't have approaches loaded.

*edit* im an idiot. hehe worst part about the internet...
 
Last edited:

prodigal

Fiduciary responsibility?
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
285
Total Time
5-6K
Garmin 295

That's funny . . . my 295 has approaches. As stated above, not legal for IFR but absolutely fantastic for situational awareness. I use is all the time in conjunction with all the approved methods.
Highly recommended.
 

Vandal

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Posts
347
Total Time
1
*whips out his garmin* yikes...hehe too bad this sat in my bag my entire instrument training...the dual 430's helped ;)
 

deej

Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
23
Total Time
5000+
Garmin 195

I suggest the Garmin 195. I have used one for over 4 years and it is great. A little less expensive than the 295 if you don't mind black and white. Can be had for about $800, but I've seen them cheaper used and on ebay.
 

skydiverdriver

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
869
Total Time
5000+
Is there such a thing as a gps that works in an aircraft, but also has street maps for auto use? Like a separate database for aeronautical use and one for ground nav. Thanks for the help.
 
Top