NAS Implementation - Procedures - GPS Stand-Alone
Stand-alone GPS approaches are also an older type of approach procedure. Today, there are less than 200 GPS stand-alone IAPs in the U.S. and this number continues to decline.
"Stand-alone GPS procedures are not based on any other procedures . . . The naming convention used for stand-alone GPS approaches is 'GPS RWY XX' . . . These procedures will eventually be converted to RNAV (GPS) approaches." (FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook, p. 5-11).
Example: GPS RWY 16 in Gambell, Alaska (GAM)
For a current list of GPS Stand Alone IAPs, please visit our GPS/WAAS Approaches page