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In our January 2002 issue, Mac McClellan mentioned that some pilots equipped with approach-approved GPS navigators don't know how to use them competently and many controllers don't understand the capability of GPS, making more work for themselves and for pilots. John Dittmer's 52-page primer "Garmin GNS 530 for Beginners" clearly explains the basics of the GNS 530. It covers direct-to operations, emergency returns and GPS approaches and addresses the three major functions of the GNS 530: the GPS receiver, communications radio and VOR/ILS receiver, including moving map graphics.