Equipment Codes non WAAS GPS

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by Ryan Harris, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Ryan Harris

    Ryan Harris Filing Flight Plan

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    Just bought a 182P with a pretty basic IFR setup. Aircraft has two nav/comms (KX-155 / Narco MX-12) with dual G/S, and a working KLN-90A with the IFR paperwork. Transponder is KT-76A w/ Mode C. I'm a new IFR pilot and trying to figure out what the appropriate equipment code is (AIM table 5-1-3). Since it's a non-WAAS GPS, but approved for enroute, assuming that /G is not appropriate? Perhaps RNAV with no GNSS? (/I?)

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  2. Hank Gibson

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    If it's approved enroute and you have a Mode C transponder, /G is still the appropriate filing code. It doesn't have to be WAAS to file /G. Is it approved for LNAV approaches? That wouldn't change the filing code either.

    If you think this is confusing, wait until the FAA switches to ICAO filing. It's more descriptive, but very confusing when you set the plane up the first time on Foreflight or Garmin Pilot or FltPlan.com
     
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    /G is "No RVSM" + "GNSS" + "Transponder with Mode C" which says nothing about WAAS. You have GNSS so /G is the thing to use.
     
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    Yep, you then get two sets of codes, navigation and surveillance. I THINK I am SBG (WAAS GPS and VOR/ILS) and EB2 (ADSB 1090 in+out mode S). When you install ADSB the mfg usually tells you what ICAO code your install will be.
     
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    KLN89-90-94, Garmin 150(XL), GNC300XL, 430/530non-W's, 480/CNX80, 430/530Ws, 650/750, IFD440/550 and a few more are all are /G. GNSS is simply the Global Navigation Satellite System (satellite chain) that GPS systems (430, etc.) use for position fixing. All airplanes that have a GPS that uses a GNSS (ours, GLONASS, etc.) are /G.
     
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