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    Re: GPS Accuracy Now.
    From: Jim Easton
    Date: 2000 May 02, 23:00 EDT

    Just to remind the group that Germany has implemented
    a very successful system transmitting GPS corrections
    via LORAN. This has the advantages of being cheap,
    redundant and very accurate. Probably precisely
    why the FAA has thrown millions of useless dollars
    at WAAS -- something that was provably crippled
    in its very concept.
    At 06:13 PM 5/2/00 -0700, you wrote:
    >Ed Falk wrote:
    > >
    > > I've been wondering the same thing.  There might still be a use for it
    > > in aviation.
    >There is an absolutely dire need for it in aviation. Even for General
    >Aviation (private) pilots. It matters for "life, liberty and the
    >persuit of happiness".  :)
    >The whole prospect though appears to obsolete what the FAA and others have
    >under development for commercial aviation, which aimed at a totally
    >different system incorporating devalued GPS plus their own corrections.
    >Any comments to add from the pros reading here?  (There were one or
    >two airline pilots tuned in a few months ago).
    >All in all, the events bring many changes for the future we can be sure.
    >Tony    San Francisco
    >ps: be sure to follow the notifications previously posted today.

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