Two of the largest manufacturers of GPSes have added DME waypoints to their electronic databases. The change will enable pilots to use IFR-certified GPS in lieu of DME on all instrument approach procedures that require DME, including localizer, localizer back course and ILS approaches. The AOPA says it first petitioned for use of GPS in lieu of DME five years ago. Limited approval was granted in 1998, but ``some localizer-type approaches were excluded,'' the group says. ...


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