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Military GPS Knock Out !

Discussion in 'News' started by dirkclod, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. dirkclod

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    I found this on another of our sites and just brought it over here .
    Sorry if posted already .
    A NOTAM is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” of widespread GPS outages starting Tuesday throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it seems the military is testing something that can disrupt GPS over a huge area, centered on China Lake, California, home of the Navy’s China Lake Naval Weapons Center. On Tuesday, June 7, the FAA is warning that GPS signals down to 50 feet AGL could be “unreliable or unavailable” between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. local time over a radius of 253 nautical miles, which includes the L.A. Basin, Bay area and Las Vegas. There will be further outages of similar potential duration June 9, 21,23, 28 and 30. The circles expand with altitude and at 40,000 feet the interference will affect a circular area of the Southwest 950 nautical miles across, reaching central Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico.
     
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    Thank you Sir.. Info that all in the west can use.
    I know you don't live on the left coast, and for you to take the time to post this for your west coast brothers AND SISTERS is huge!!
     
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  3. dirkclod

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    I just saw it and we all brothers and sisters here :)
    I'm sure someone would of told us rednecks to watch out for something like that .
    I think ;)
     
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    Wouldn't you think that DJI would have the ability to push a message through all Go users warning of this?

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    I think we still gonna be ok since phantom 4 can use the Russian system Glonass .
    Which is as accurate as GPS
    GPS is not the only game in the space !!


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    Unless they are disrupting those signals too...
     
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  8. volace

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    I do not think that we will ever try to mess with Putin , Glonass system is important for their military equipments and if they feel it is going to be affected they would not stay watching .


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    Disrupting GLONASS over US territory is not messing with Putin. If that inconveniences any Russian military operations then there are much bigger problems afoot.
     
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    When I was learning to fly with my FC40 I shall always remember the words of wisdom from my instructor.

    Learn to fly in Atti mode because you have control of the a/c. GPS should only be used as a tool and you should not RELY on it.

    Edit to add. If I remember, the instructor made us all fly with GPS disabled for the first twelve flights including the take offs and landings. We all had to jump in at the deep end first and all of us pupils agreed that was a good foundation for being a 'proper pilot' as the instructor described it.

    Well, after all these years none of our club has lost an aircraft because of his advice. A few chipped props because of pilot error - yes - but no fly-a-ways.

    YET ;)
     
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