PDH DayPosted by DeletedUser on January 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Attending the Oregon GPS User Group (OGUG) winter workshop in Albany, OR today. I will be presenting as part of a Panel on “Best GPS Practices” this afternoon where I will have a segment on Airborne GPS (AGPS).
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- MemberJanuary 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Outstanding Shelby, Wish I could be there.:-(
- MemberJanuary 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Good luck Shelby, though I doubt you would need it.
I wish I could sit in, but it’s just a little to far.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 9:59 am
Got home about 2200, long day, event was well attended, in fact sold out! Someone else will have to tell you how my presentation was, I will tell you fine, BUT that may not be what everyone else would say 🙂
Presentations can be downloaded if anyone is interested in what was covered.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Let me say this about that!!
At first glance, it would seem like I would have no interest in AIRBORNE GPS. However, the way you broke things down and showed us that those “little things” that our mentors have tried to hammer into our brains, are even MORE important in your application that they are in ours, was impressive. It is one thing to think about having to go out another day and reoccupy a point because you busted a measure up, but quite a different thing when you take into account all that is involved in both time and money, when you start factoring in an airplane and all that is involved in that whole scenario.
I also really appreciated one of your comments about not worrying about what bad is going to happen IF you screw up – just DON’T screw up, and you don’t have to worry.
Many thanx for your time and sharing your expertise.
I wished I was closer to your area so I could spend an evening and you could “remind” me some of the basics of shooting Polaris. I understand you still occasionally do that, and since it has been 30+ years since I have, I’m not even sure I could tell if it was “dark” (LOL – I did shoot Polaris about 4:00 p.m. once, but I had calculated where I was, and where it should be, so that once the eye got acclimated, it really wasn’t that difficult to see)
Anyway,well worth the cost in both time and money.
thanx again to all,
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Thanks for the link. Looks like some good information was shared.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Great presentation, thank you! I have some questions the next time your around.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm
After all those phone calls trying to discuss just this….
The “Powers that be” could not live without my services for the day.
I hope to get a chance to look over the presentation materials today!
This was the one seminar that I’d truly hoped to attend, I hope you
re-visit this presenation later in the year, or next spring perhaps?
Hope things are well over east of the hills! That is a LONG drive for
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Mike, thanks for the kind comments.
I will call you.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Great presentation. Even though we do not do this work very often, the attention to detail fits into every thing else we do.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm
Surveyor NW, contact me so I know who you are!
I guess if there is interest, I could present the same topic again (either at OGUG, PLSO or elsewhere), I would of thought as big as the crowd was yesterday, that I would of already talked to about 1000% more folks than could possibly be interested in the topic.
I will let the potential audience decide if they would like to hear this presentation again, if there is interest, I go certainly do it again.
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm
Joe, thanks for the kind remarks.
Yes, I guess that was one thing I wanted to drive home, BASIC stuff for the most part, BUT since I have witnessed basic stuff get screwed up (more than once), I wanted to hammer it a bit! If you are solid in the basics, it will apply across the board to just about any GPS operations, the key is to have SOP which are gold standards and check lists AND never deviate from them and the end results can pretty much be guaranteed for what you are doing on the ground, of course they are any number of ways things can go bad in the aircraft!
One thing that keeps the in air mistakes to a very low level, is that flight crews tend to be VERY VERY meticulous and detail oriented, their very life depends on those traits AND their costs are something typically way more than the ground operations per day and that keeps everyone on high alert!
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm
That was a really good workshop and I enjoyed your presentation Shelby.
I think Andrew is this year’s chapter president of the PLSO and he is looking for speakers for this year… I bet he could pencil you in for one of the meetings. Like the one later this month…
- MemberJanuary 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Well maybe, it would have to be the week of the 23rd or after!
I may be presenting at the Barn in June, I offered anyway, probably a different topic or two then though.
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