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Offline Aviation Freak

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FMSs'
« on: April 01, 2006, 10:45:05 AM »
I kno what they do but what does it stand for and do all planes have it? ???

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Offline Ted_Stryker

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Re: FMSs'
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2006, 11:26:41 AM »
I kno what they do but what does it stand for and do all planes have it? ???

Thnaks for the help again! ::)

FMS = Flight Management System

Not all planes have them.... well... in a sense all planes do because the pilot is the ultimate FMS... but in the computerized sense, no.  It's getting more and more common in GA aircraft, but it's still a high ticket $$$ item comparatively, and you can get close to all the features of a full FMS with something like the G-1000 cockpit.

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Re: FMSs'
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006, 04:19:32 PM »
The new glass cockpits are a lot more user friendly than an FMS, too.  I had to take a Long Range Nav class, and it included an FMS lab.  It was pretty pointless and no fun.   :( 
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Re: FMSs'
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 01:01:27 AM »
FMS is the flight integrated version of the gps system. If you can spell it I can find It.
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