Navigational Uses for Global Positioning Systems, or GPS
A student talks with a pilot in an airplane hangar

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2005


In this video segment, a NASA pilot explains how he uses GPS for navigation while flying. He explains that pilots can rely on other navigation tools if their GPS does not work. He also explains that oil companies, farmers and police use GPS.

Navigational Uses for Global Positioning Systems, or GPS
Duration: 2 minutes 12 seconds
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This video clip is part of the The Case of the Technical Knockout DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Early Navigation, How Was It Done?
How Do Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, Work?
Radar, Radio Waves and Light
What Is Electricity?
Experimenting With Electromagnets
Earth's Role as an Electromagnet and the Creation of Auroras
NASA's Research on the Sun
All About Solar Flares
What Are Geomagnetic Storms?