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UK's air accident cops are slurping data from pilots' fondleslabs

Gene Cash Silver badge

Re: There's a thought....

> if it was anything like the GPS in my car the height information would be wildly out

And that's why airplanes have an altimeter, and rely on that instead. GPS is only used for positioning data in aircraft. AND it's not the fondleslab's GPS, it's a panel instrument that must have WAAS, a nice antenna, and be compliant with FAA regs as to accuracy and other things.

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