|Get Me to the Hospital
When you're flying a
critical patient to the hospital might not always follow standard routes and predetermined
schedules. That's why the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics knew the issue of
navigation would be critical for FAA approach approval to their landing pad. And that's
why they put a Nova Stars GPS-based landing system to work.
"Time is crucial when you're trying to save lives," says John McCarthy,
Training Officer for Corporate Jet's Air Medical Services Division. "Nova Stars's
2101 GPS navigation system allows us to perform our jobs more efficiently and safely. Its
operation has been flawless and easy to use with unquestionable accuracy."
Pilots use GPS to continuously check flight accuracy and conditions for approach. They
can automatically sequence up to 40 flight plans with 40 waypoints each, show the nearest
airport, plan vertical descents, and display minimum safe altitudes.
It was this application of Nova Stars GPS to a tricky navigation problem that brought
FAA approval. The University was granted non- precision approach approval, the second such
approval to a hospital landing pad in the world.