Using GPS for Instrument Approaches in MSFS (2020) Tutorial Video

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Using GPS for Instrument Approaches in MSFS (2020) Tutorial Video
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File size
260 MB
Video Length
11:00 Minutes

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Enjoy the Ease and Accuracy of GPS for Instrument Approach Procedures

Pilots flying IFR use instrument approaches to arrive at their destination airports accurately and safely, and pilots flying VFR can use them as well. The GPS devices in MSFS 2020 make following instrument approach procedures easy because routes, fixes, and distances are plainly displayed on the GPS moving map.

Use GPS to Follow Published Instrument Approaches

  • Select, load, and activate published instrument approaches
  • Choose transition points
  • See your approaches on the GPS screen
  • Follow your approaches by GPS
  • Use autopilot to guide through the approaches
  • Recognize transition points, initial fixes, and intermediate fixes.
  • And much more

Enjoy the Advantages of GPS Navigation

  • Your GPS shows the selected approach path and data.
  • You can access detailed information about your approach.
  • You can allow GPS and autopilot to follow approaches accurately.
  • Or you can maneuver through the approaches yourself.
  • You can change approaches if necessary.
  • And many more skills.

Learn From a Quality Instructional Video

  • Scripted and edited narration
  • Separate screens for each step
  • Animated highlights for key concepts
  • Succinct explanations for everything
  • Crystal clear audio quality

Benefit From Due Diligence

  • Thoroughly researched for useful and reliable information
  • Independently verified for accuracy
  • Meticulously tested for quality

Focus and Limits

  • Focuses on published instrument approaches.
  • Explains Garmin 530 and G1000 in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • Can be applied to comparable GPS devices and simulators
  • For home flight simulation
  • Does not cover basic GPS navigation
  • Does not explain everything about IFR
  • Not for real-world aviation

Compatible With Popular Software and Operating Systems

  • Popular MP4 format
  • Uses common video players such as
    • Windows Media Player
    • QuickTime
    • RealPlayer
    • WinAmp.
  • Instructions for use are included.
  • Duration 11 minutes
  • File size 247 MB

Version 1.1 Features

Using GPS in the Garmin 1000 glass panel has been added.

Includes Transcript

Text of the entire video is included in PDF format for convenient referencing.

Includes Free V-Speed Card

  • Most common general aviation V-Speeds
  • Minimums, maximum, and optimums
  • Listed by abbreviation alphabetically on one side
  • Listed by abbreviation by relative speed on another side
  • Clearly described
  • Applies universally, not to any particular aircraft
  • Free with purchase of this flight-sim video


Using GPS for Instrument Approaches is an advanced topic. To benefit from this video, you need to know how to use a GPS device and how to simulate instrument flight. Using GPS for navigation is explained in my video, Navigating With GPS in MSFS 2020. Simulating instrument flight is explained in my book, Instrument Flying for Flight-Sim Pilots.

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My flight-sim videos and books are only for home flight-simulation computer games. They are based on real aviation laws, regulations, and procedures so home flight-simulation enthusiasts can maximize their enjoyment. Because some aspects of home flight-simulation games are not exactly like real-world aviation, some information in my videos and books is not exactly like real-world flight. That is why these videos and books are not intended for and should not be used for real-world flight or lessons. We accept no liability for any misuse of these flight-simulation videos and books! Bill Stack

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