I’m currently planning an instrument flight which includes a full stop at an airport with a RNAV (Obstacle) Departure Procedure.
The procedure plate requires RNAV 1 and GPS.
In ground school I remember learning that a FD is required when flying a RNAV 1 approach. My airplane is a Cessna 172S that has WAAS but no AP/FD.
When looking up the FAA AC 90-100A it talks about the FD but also mentions a “lateral deviation indicator” which would be my pink needles when loading the DP in my G1000. The full sentences reads as follows:
(2) Pilots must use a lateral deviation indicator (or equivalent navigation map display), flight director and/or autopilot in lateral navigation mode on RNAV 1 routes. The full-scale course deviation indicator (CDI) deflection value of ±1 NM is acceptable.
Can I now fly this RNAV DP with my WAAS C172S which is not equipped with an AP/FD or not?
It's a 2009 C172S G1000/G with PBN C2D2 but not equipped with any AP/FD. The approach plate in question is the ATASY2.ATASY Departure out of KTDO.