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Introduction - Honeywell KMD-150 Pilot's Manual

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION
All of us at Honeywell congratulate you on choosing this product. You
are now the owner of one of the most sophisticated yet simple-to-use
Navaids available today. We understand you probably can't wait to see
it in action but before you try to use it do please take the time to read
through this manual and understand its many interesting and useful fea-
tures. Time spent in familiarizing yourself with your new KMD 150 unit
will be more than repaid by trouble-free operation later, and more impor-
tantly safe and accurate navigation.
We have made the operation of this unit as intuitive as possible through
the use of soft keying and on-screen help, thus reducing pilots' depen-
dence on the manual. You should very quickly find that handling it effi-
ciently and expertly becomes second nature to you. Don't be afraid to
experiment. No matter which key you activate, your unit will not be dam-
aged. If you do get into a mess, simply switch off and back on again to
reset all functions. We must mention just one word of caution. Never
remove the database card while the unit is switched on and never
attempt to switch the unit on when there is no database card
installed.
We thank you for your decision to purchase a KMD 150 and wish you
many happy and safe hours flying.
WARNING
The Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation is oper-
ated by the Department of Defense (DOD) of the United States,
which is solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance.
Although declared fully operational on July 17, 1995, the system is
still under development and subject to changes that could affect
the accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment.
Use this equipment at your own risk. Your new KMD 150 unit is a
precision navigation aid but like any navaid it can be misused or
misinterpreted and so become unsafe. You are strongly advised to
read and fully understand this manual before using the equipment.
If your unit has an internal GPS then a DEMO MODE or simulation
facility exists that allows you to practice with it before you begin
using it for actual navigation.
Whenever you are using the unit for navigation in the air you should treat
it as a supplemental navigation system. You should always carefully
compare indications from your KMD 150 unit with the information avail-
able from all other navigation sources including NDBs, VORs, DMEs,
visual sightings, charts, etc. For safety, any discrepancies observed
should be resolved immediately.
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Rev 1 Mar/2000
KMD 150 Pilot's Guide

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